Amaretto Yams

I had this dish years ago at an ex-boyfriend's house while I was there for Thanksgiving dinner and his mom shared her recipe. I am usually pretty traditional and old-fashioned with my Thanksgiving menu, but always make these because they are so good! My relationship didn't last, but this recipe continues to be a favorite, years later!

Amaretto Yams Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Amaretto Yams for 12 servings:

  • 24 amaretto cookies, crushed
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 (29 ounce) cans sweet potatoes, drained
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 teaspoon amaretto liqueur, or more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger

Amaretto Yams Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook30m
  • Ready In45m

To cook Amaretto Yams, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Amaretto Yams is about 30 minutes , and you can serve your Amaretto Yams within 45 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Amaretto Yams easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. 2 Mix crushed cookies with 1/2 cup butter in a bowl. Mash sweet potatoes with 1/4 cup butter in separate bowl; add brown sugar, marmalade, amaretto liqueur, and ginger to sweet potatoes. Mix well. Pour sweet potato mixture into a 9x9-inch baking dish; top with cookie mixture.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through and bubbling, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 352 calories; 14.1 grams of fat; 54.1 grams of carbohydrates; 3.7 grams of protein; 31 milligrams of cholesterol; 168 milligrams of sodium.

  1. The only change I made to this recipe (now, on a permanent basis) is to steam peeled, cut-up fresh yams, why settle for a tasteless canned product when you can have some flavor. The crushed ...

  2. No one wrote that the yams needed to be drained. I discovered this after mixing. So I added more from another large can of yams. Still, it was almost soupy. The whole "mess" tasted deliciou ...

  3. This is the best and oh so good, thank you I will be making this again and again!

  4. Nov 24th 2014

    I tried this recipe a couple years ago with just two small changes. I couldn't find amaretto cookies so I used a mix of crushed ginger snaps and nilla wafers instead. I also made a rather ...