Besar Candied Yams
For these candied yams, gone is the cloying sweetness and in its place, you have a perfect pairing of orange and Besar. The spices in this blend are toasted, bringing out the richest flavors of cinnamon, coriander and fennel with hints of cumin and wisps of pepper and chile. The dish is easy to make and holds well, perfect for a Thanksgiving side dish. Since it is made on the stovetop you won't lose a minute of oven time. We kept it simple but you can add crunchy or colorful toppings like toasted walnuts or pomegranate seeds for a more festive presentation.