Recipe

Sweet Potato Pudding

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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 gathering. (Bookmark this recipe for next Thanksgiving!)

Yield :   6  to 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled and mashed
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • Cinnamon sugar (optional)

Instructions

  • 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.
Sweet Potato Pudding
Sweet Potato Pudding!

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

Sweet potatoes need to cure to be the sweetest. Clean them dry, not wet.
After harvesting, brush soil from potatoes but don't wash them. Sweet potatoes that cure for several weeks in cool storage will taste the sweetest.