Old Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding


An old fashioned grated sweet potato pudding is a labor of love. This dish was one that my mother would make only once a year. The hardest part is grating the sweet potatoes which my mother always did by hand. You can certainly a food processor but it is key to grate the sweet potatoes really fine. You don’t want to boil or bake the sweet potatoes because it changes the texture of the dish. If you have the time, this dish is certainly one that you should have on your holiday dessert table. I enjoy it as a dessert but you can also make it as a side dish.


Ingredients to Make an Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pudding


1 cup of sugar

3 tablespoons of melted butter

1 cup of milk

1 egg

2 cups of grated sweet potato, about 2-3 medium size potatoes

1 teaspoon of vanilla

¼ teaspoon of nutmeg

¼ teaspoon of cinnamon


Directions to Make an Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pudding


  1. Using a hand grater or food processor, grate 2-3 sweet potatoes into a 8x8 Pyrex baking dish.

  2. Mix all ingredients until well combined with the grated sweet potatoes. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven, 1 1/2 to 1 hour and 45 mins. Bake until brown on top and the corners are crispy. If serving as a dessert, top with whipped cream.







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