Dessert Recipes

Heavenly Yam Delight

Heavenly Yam Delight is the perfect treat to make when you are in a hurry, and need a refreshing dessert. If you're a pumpkin fan, this recipe has your name on it with nutritious value.

Heavenly Yam Delight

Yield: 12 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 7 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 (8 ounce) package fat free cream cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) container fat free frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided
  • 1 (29 ounce) can yams (sweet potatoes) drained or 2 cups fresh sweet potatoes, cooked and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In large bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar, pecans and margarine. Press into bottom of 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Set aside to cool.
  5. In mixing bowl, mix cream cheese and 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar until creamy.
  6. Fold in 3/4 cup whipped topping.
  7. Spread cream cheese mixture over cooled crust.
  8. In mixing bowl, beat sweet potatoes, sugar, and cinnamon until smooth.
  9. Spread over cream cheese mixture.
  10. Top with remaining whipped topping.
  11. Refrigerate.


Per serving: cal 205.7 (26% from fat); fat 5.984g; protein 3.680g; carb 33.81g; chol 1.134mg; sodium 118.2mg; saturated fat 1g


Recipe and photo used with permission from: Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission

Created by Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission spokesperson, Holly Clegg.

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