Southern Yam Dessert Squares

Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 40 Min
Servings 15
Difficulty Easy


  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 lb. yams or sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled and mashed or 1 (16 oz.) can yams, drained and mashed (about 2 cups)
  • 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 tsps. ground allspice or pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. grated orange rind
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Smucker's® Sundae Syrup Caramel Flavored Syrup


  • Step 1

    HEAT oven to 350°F. Combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl; set aside.

  • Step 2

    BEAT butter, sugar and vanilla until fluffy in large bowl. Add dry ingredients, combining until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture; press remaining mixture firmly into bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

  • Step 3

    BAKE 10 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients except nuts in medium bowl; mix well. Pour over partially baked crust. Combine nuts with reserved crumb mixture; crumble evenly over top.

  • Step 4

    BAKE an additional 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Drizzle with caramel topping if desired.

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