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Caramelized Pecan
Baked Jams

by Jane Quincannon Stanchich

Everyone loves baked yams! They are full of sweet rice flavor as well as beta carotene and they boost estrogen. This delicious version has the surprise of healthy white miso mixed with brown rice syrup, a balanced grain sweetener. Enjoy.


8 garnet yams
1 Tablespoon corn oil or olive oil
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
2 Tablespoons mellow white miso
1/2 cup apple juice
1 cup pecan halves, pre-toasted
Cooking Instructions:
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Rinse yams well and peel. Rinse again. Slice into 1-inch thick rounds or chunks and place into a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan with 2-inch sides (Pyrex is fine.)

In a measuring cup with spout, whisk together the syrup, miso, oil and apple juice. Pour liquid mixture over the sliced yams and mix together well. The pan will also become oiled. Cover pan with parchment paper or loose foil.

Bake yams at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue baking for 30 minutes; remove cover and continue cooking until yams are fork tender. Remove from oven, place on serving platter or bowl and garnish with pre-toasted pecans. Herbs such a rosemary are also yummy.

Note: Steamed yams are delicious also. Simply slice yams and place in a
steamer for 10-15 minutes or until tender.

TOAST PECANS: Rinse pecans. Drain. Place on dry cookie sheet (with sides) and bake in pre-heated 350 degree oven for 10-14 minutes or until pecans have a lightly toasted flavor and color.

Healthy Holiday Cooking Delicious Macrobiotic Recipes for Autumn and Winter Celebrations
Jane Quincannon Stanchich

Jane Quincannon Stanchich

Jane Quincannon, Licensed Nutritionist, has been a teacher of macrobiotics and natural health for the past twenty-eight years. Jane and her husband, Lino Stanchich, live in Asheville, NC where they conduct seminars and classes. They travel the United States and Europe teaching macrobiotics and natural health. A producer of educational videos and a Kripalu Certified Yoga Instructor, Jane has produced two macrobiotic cooking videos entitled, “Macrobiotic Cooking for the Whole Family” and “Cooking Terrific Tofu Turkey.” She is author of Healthy Holiday Cooking: Delicious Macrobiotic Recipes for Autumn and Winter Celebrations.

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Healthy Holiday Cooking
Delicious Macrobiotic Recipes for Autumn and Winter Celebrations


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