Monday, February 28, 2011

Sweet Potato Pudding Recipe


2 1/2 cups baked sweet potatoes peeled, boiled and mashed ( you can use canned if preferred)
1/2 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
4 large eggs
1/3 cup half and half or evaporated milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon corn syrup, preferably dark
4 tablespoon light or dark rum
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Praline topping, recipe follows

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 1 1/2-quart baking dish.
With an electric mixer, beat together all the pudding ingredients until smooth and light. Pour the pudding into the baking dish. Transfer to the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
Sprinkle the praline mixture over the pudding and bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes, until the pudding is set and slightly puffed.  Last 10 minutes add the cherries and marshmallows if desired. Splash with more rum if desired. The top will sink as the pudding cools. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Praline Topping:
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
 Optional(more dark rum to drizzle over the top when cooked)
Optional Maraschino Cherries and Minature marshmallows ( place marshmallows around edge last 10 minutes) for holiday decorating.
In a small bowl, combine the ingredients and reserve to use as topping for the sweet potato pudding.

27 comments:

Priyanka said...

Its a new recipe for me....I have never had it....I will be trying it soon....Thanks for the recipe :)

Su said...

Fabulous recipe :)

My Little Space said...

What a sweet sweet treat! I have not had anything like this before. Thanks for sharing. Hope you're having a great week ahead.
Blessings, Kristy

Lizzy said...

Oh, fabulous!!! This might be my new favorite way to eat sweet potatoes :)

Elisabeth said...

What a wonderful sweet treat. This would be absolutely perfect for Thanksgiving too!

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds delightful, love the pecans and marshmallows on top!

Emily Malloy said...

I have never seen such a fabulous recipe for this!

Perfection, Claudia!

Swathi said...

Sweet potato pudding awesome. i love sweet potato. nice recipe.

Drick said...

sweet potatoes are always a hit on a southern table esp with a praline topping... this dessert just beats all....

redkathy said...

The south is infiltrating your eating habits I see lol Love the dessert. Perfect for a fall holiday!

Kathy Gori said...

looks great Claudia. I've never made or eaten one of these though I've heard about them.

Claudia said...

So welcoming! And fun recipe - sweet with health benefits!

Sandra said...

I love this..I have some sweet potatoes, will try it soon! They are also so healthy! Looks fantastic Claudia!

Belinda said...

Those marshmallows are a perfect accompaniment!

OliveOil said...

Another recipe that I will follow.

Angie's Recipes said...

This is really a rich and sweet treat!

Peggy said...

This sweet potato recipe is reminding me of Thanksgiving, but I'm sure it's great any time of the year!

Joy said...

I love love sweet potatoes. Those look great.

Diethood.com said...

I have never had sweet potato pudding and now I am wondering why?!? That sounds incredible! I love the way you served it with the pecans and the marshmallows... that looks delicious!

briarrose said...

Mmm....sweet potato pudding....what a great flavor choice.

mywanderingspoon said...

Fantastico:)

Stella said...

Yum!!! This is so old school, and I know it's delicious. I can just tell. Plus, we make something similar sometimes...;-)

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks delicious I haven't had like this

Reeni said...

What a heavenly treat Claudia! Love the topping too!

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme said...

This is very much like what we call "Sweet Potato Souffle" in the South. We serve it as a side dish, usually at Thanksgiving, with the turkey and dressing. Divine!

Magic of Spice said...

Sweet potato pie has always been a favorite, love your topping :)

Cindy Waffles said...

i love sweet potato!