Sweet Potato Pudding

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  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
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This easy sweet potato pudding is smooth and delicious. It's made with a combination of spices and brown sugar. The pudding is made light and fluffy with beaten egg whites.

This sweet potato pudding makes an excellent dessert for a holiday dinner. It's like a sweet potato pie without the crust!

Use freshly cooked and mashed sweet potatoes (instructions below) or canned sweet potato puree.

What You'll Need

  • 2 eggs, separated, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash ground ginger
  • 1 cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes*

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F (180 C/Gas 4). Butter a 1 1/2-quart casserole or baking dish.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  3. Beat the egg yolks in a separate bowl.
  4. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Add well-beaten egg yolks, milk, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and sweet potatoes.
  6. Fold in the beaten egg whites.
  7. Turn mixture into the prepared baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes.
  1. Serve with freshly whipped cream or a caramel sauce.

Serves 4.

*To cook the sweet potatoes, peel and slice 2 medium sweet potatoes. Put the sliced sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with water.  Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover the pan and reduce the heat to low. Cook until tender, about 12 to 15 minutes. Drain and mash.

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