The secret to this scrumptious pudding is the addition of orange juice and cinnamon. Topped with thinly sliced orange to enhance both flavor and presentation, it's a stunning dessert perfect for any occasion. (Bookmark this recipe for your next holiday gathering!)Yield: 6 to 8 servings
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- ¾ cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 6 sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled and mashed
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 orange, thinly sliced
- Cinnamon sugar (optional)
- Cream together butter and brown sugar in a bowl with an electric mixture until it's light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add milk, orange juice, and vanilla.
- Add sweet potatoes and beat on low speed until smooth. Stop mixer and add flour. Mix on lowest speed just until incorporated. Spoon pudding into a shallow, buttered baking dish or pie pan. Top with orange slices.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until edges are slightly brown.
- Remove from oven and cool for at least 20 minutes. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar just before serving, if desired.
Featured Ingredient: Sweet Potatoes
The sweet potatoes we eat are the tuberous root part of the sweet potato plant. Starchy but deliciously sweet when cooked, with a rich orange coloring, sweet potatoes are a versatile food that expertly walks that fine line between sweet and savory. Each sweet potato is packed full of vitamin A, potassium and dietary fiber. While sweet potatoes take a bit of ground space to grow, it's worth it: Bonnie's variety stores well once harvested, so you can enjoy them into the months ahead. Learn how to grow your own sweet potatoes..
Recipe adapted from a cookbook of the Alabama Farmers Cooperative, Inc