These are a great holiday dish as they can come straight out of the oven to the table and into anxiously awaiting mouths.
You can think about this dish like it is a sweeter and MUCH easier scalloped potato dish. Without any cheese or creamy sauce. Ha ha ha.
The yams are sliced like they would be for scalloped potatoes and they are layered with onion the same way, they are also cooked in a casserole dish but that is really where the similarities end.
Enough yams for your family or enough to fill a casserole dish (likely 2)
1 sweet white onion
3 table spoons of butter
3 table spoons of dark (no3) maple syrup
Grease the casserole dish or spray with a no stick spray
Preheat oven to 375
Peel and slice the yams
Dice 1/4 to 1/2 of the onion, depending on how much your family likes onion.
Layer the yams and onion into a greased casserole dish.
Dab each layer with butter and pour a drizzle your Dark maple syrup over the whole casserole.
Bake until tender which should take about 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve.