Drain yams and cut in half lengthwise, place in 2 quart shallow casserole.
Mix brown sugar, cornstarch, salt and cinnamon in saucepan. Add apricot nectar, water, and orange rind; bring to full boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in margarine and pecans. Pour apricot glaze over yams and bake at 350F for 25 minutes.
Yield; 6 servings.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana