Heavenly Yam Delight

  • Yield 16 servings

An exceptionally delicious and light make-ahead dessert with yummy flavors of yams, cinnamon and cream cheese.


1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup plus 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar, divided
1/3 cup chopped pecans
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese
1 (8-ounce) container fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
1 (29-ounce) can sweet potatoes (Louisiana yams) drained
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar


  1. Preheat oven 350F. Spray baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Mix flour, 1/4 cup confectioners sugar, pecans, and butter. Mold into the bottom of baking pan and bake for 20 minutes. Let cool.
  3. Combine cream cheese and remaining 2/3 cup confectioners sugar until smooth and creamy. Fold in 3/4 cup whipped topping. Spread mixture over crust.
  4. Beat sweet potatoes, cinnamon, and sugar until smooth. Spread mixture over cream cheese layer.
  5. Garnish with remaining whipped topping and chill.