Arrange yams in lightly greased shallow 2-qt. casserole. Sprinkle with 1 cup coconut. Combine butter, brown sugar and cream; mix well and pour over yams and coconut. Top with remaining 1/2 cup coconut and cherries. Broil 4 to 5 inches from source of heat for 4 minutes, or until coconut is lightly browned.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana