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Yams with Pears and Pecans

2 lbs. yams (or sweet potatoes)
cup or less firmly packed brown sugar
stick margarine
cup cubed pears
cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Peel yams and cut into inch cubes.  Place in saucepan with water to cover.  Bring to boil.  Boil until tender.  Drain, but reserve 1 c. of cooking liquid.  Place yams in 11 x 7 baking dish.  In saucepan, combine liquid, brown sugar, margarine, pears, pecans, and spices.  Bring to a boil and cook until syrupy.  Pour over yams and bake 45 minutes at 350 F.

Serves 8-10.

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Last Updated 22 July 2005
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