Wow, sweet and warm comfort food. Try it!
2 lbs yams, peeled and cut into 3/4 inch pieces
3 Bartlett pears, seeded and cut into 3/4 inch pieces
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp mirin
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 pecan halves
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the yams and pears on a large rimmed baking sheets. Sprinkle with the oil and mirin, and mix it all up to make sure everything is coated. Add the maple syrup, cinnamon, salt, and pecans, and toss to coat.
Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and add the raisins. Using a spatula carefully toss and mix.
Return to the oven uncovered and bake for 30 more minutes, tossing every now and again. Serve warm or at room temperature.