Travel Louisiana: Enjoy a Taste of Southern Cuisine

Praline Yam Bake

Praline Yam Bake

Many people come to the lovely state of Louisiana to taste the unique Creole and Cajun food that cannot be found any other place in the world. This is just a sweet little sample of dessert that you and your family will enjoy while visiting Louisiana.

Praline Yam Bake


8 yams

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons of real melted butter

1 egg

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 pinch of salt

3 tablespoons of real butter

1/2 cup of brown sugar

3 tablespoons of all- purpose flour

1/2 cup of chopped pecans


1. Peel all potatoes and place in a pot of boiling water with a pinch of salt and cook until tender. Drain and let stand for 10 minutes. Cut into chunks.

2. Mash the potatoes, add milk, 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of butter, 1 egg, vanilla and a pinch of salt.Mix until fluffy and place in a greased baking dish.

3. Melt three tablespoons of butter in a saucepan. Stir in the remaining brown sugar, butter and pecans. Spread pecan mix over the potato mix and bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees F. Serve and enjoy!

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