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These Yams, Caramelized in Guinness Extra Stout, Will Level Up Your Side Dish Game

Looking for a quick and easy way to impress your guests? Add an unexpected twist on traditional candied yams by caramelizing them in Guinness Extra Stout.

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For Kathleen O’Brien Price, food is a way of sharing her unique heritage with others. Kathleen is half Irish and half African-American, and her cooking style is a culinary mashup of the two cultures. Kathleen partnered with Vox Creative and Guinness to create a yam dish inspired by the flavors of Guinness Extra Stout.

Guinness Extra Stout provides the perfect base for a rich caramel sauce, thanks to its bittersweet finish that cuts through the sweet notes of the yams and creates a balanced flavor profile.

Check out the video to see how O’Brien Price created this one-of-a-kind version of caramelized yams, and get inspired to make the recipe for yourself this holiday season. Click here to find out where to buy Guinness beers at a store near you.

Candied Yams With Guinness Extra Stout Caramel


Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Melt the butter over medium heat in a saucepan. Add the sugar, Guinness Extra Stout, and orange juice.

Stir until the mixture begins to caramelize. Add the vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger, and lemon zest.

Place yams in an oven-safe dish and pour in caramel sauce, coating the yams evenly.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake until yams are golden brown and soft, about 45 minutes.

Optional: Garnish with pumpkin seeds, chopped pecans, or dried cranberries before serving.

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