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Candied Yams

4 lb Yams; peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
3/4 c Dark brown sugar; packed
3 tb Butter; melted
1 1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
1/4 ts Grated nutmeg
2 tb Fresh orange juice
3 tb Brandy; optional
1 1/2 ts Grated orange zest
1 c Minature marshmallow
1/2 c Pecans; chopped and toasted


Place the yams in a 4 quart slow cooker. In a medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar, melted butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange juice. Spoon the yams.


Cover and cook on the low heat setting 5 1/2 to 6 hours, stirring once. If possible, until yams are tender.


Stir in the brandy and orange zest. Sprinkle the marshmallows and pecans over the top. Cover and cook 5 minutes longer, or until the marshmallows are melted. Serve immediately.


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