Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Puréed Yams with Raisins + Pecans

My beautiful bowl of yams were calling me the other day.

"....eeeaat meeee..."

I decided to put my food processor to good use.

Along with 6-7 small yams, gather these ingredients:
*1 tbsp ground cinnamon
*1/4 cup pure maple syrup
*1 cup raisins
*1 cup chopped pecans

This recipe makes enough for 3-4 people, as a side  or small meal.
I gathered seven small yams; peeled, rinsed them, and chopped them into one inch cubes.

Place the cubes in a pot of boiling water.
Once a toothpick can easily pierce the yams, carefully pour the yams into a strainer over the sink.
Let the yams sit for a little bit to slightly cool, then place them in your food processor (a blender will probably work fine too). Add the cinnamon and maple syrup to the yams and purée.
Place your serving in a bowl and sprinkle raisins and pecans on top.


I chose to have my serving warm, but I placed the remainder of the yams in a container and stored it in the fridge. Also, I mixed the raisins and pecans together and put them in a separate container from the yams. You don't want to store all of them together because the pecans might get soft. If you don't want to eat the yams cold, feel free to heat them in the microwave before adding the raisins and pecans.

1 comment:

  1. These look beautiful! Your presentation is flawless!