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Baked Yams with Lime and Honey

Baked Yams with Lime and Honey

Makes 8 Servings


  • 3 yams, about 4 lbs.
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 Tablespoons honey
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • Juice of 4 limes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 ℉.

Wash yams and place in a baking dish with the water. Bake until potatoes are soft when tested with a fork and skins are puffy, about 1-1/2 hours. Set aside to cool slightly. (Leave oven on.)

When yams are cool enough to handle, peel and place in a medium baking dish. Add honey, butter, lime juice, salt and pepper. Stir and mash well with a potato masher.

Cover with foil and return to oven for 15 to 20 minutes longer, until heated through.


Recipes from The National Honey Board