Ginger-Glazed California Figs & Yams for Thanksgiving

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Swap out the sweet potatoes and make yams for Thanksgiving. The ginger glaze, studded with California dried figs, makes this yams recipe a favorite.

Ginger-Glazed California Figs & Yams

Swap out the sweet potatoes and make yams for Thanksgiving. The ginger glaze, studded with California dried figs, makes this yams recipe a favorite.
Swap out the sweet potatoes and make yams for Thanksgiving. The ginger glaze, studded with California dried figs, makes this yams recipe a favorite.
Nutrition
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds yams about 3 medium
  • 1 cup thinly sliced Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs 4 oz.
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh gingerroot or 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 375°Peel yams and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices. In large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket, bring 2 inches of water to a boil. Add yams and cover. Cook until just tender when pierced with a knife, about 8 minutes. In shallow, greased 1 or 1 1/2-quart baking dish, arrange yams, slightly overlapping, and top with figs. (Recipe can be made one day in advance up to this point.)
  • Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat. Stir in ginger and heat about 1 minute. Add brown sugar and stir until dissolved; add lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pour mixture evenly over yams and figs and bake until the yams are lightly glazed on top, about 15 minutes.

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