Sweet Potato Pudding



I always wondered why the grandmamas and mama called this dish a pudding. They all did, so guess that is what it was. To me a pudding was something that was more, well you know, like pudding.  

This dish bakes up and when cooled can be sliced. I had forgotten just how much I love it.  I will make it more often now. I hope you will like it too.

Baked Sweet Potatoes


Do you like sweet potatoes?  We happen to love them around here.  It doesn't matter how you cook them they are delicious!

Sweet Potato Pointers:
You must, if possible, find local sweet potatoes.  They are especially delicious this time of year.  You must bake them in a conventional oven, no Not a microwave for best taste.  Bake at 400 degrees until fork tender, depending on the size it could take 1 to 1 1/2 hrs. 

Look at the picture above.  It may look messy to you, but that juice that has caramelized on the pan is pure sweetness and that is what you hope for. That is the one I would go for first if it were me!



Peeled and mashed
Ready to add other ingredients


Sweet Potato Pudding

Ingredients

3 cups sweet potatoes
2 eggs beaten
1 stick melted butter
1 heaping cup sugar
1 tablespoon self rising flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

Preheat over to 375 degrees

 **TIP before adding eggs you can taste your sweet potatoes. They may need more or less sugar & salt depending on the sweetness.  Add the rest of the ingredients tasting again.  If satisfied with the taste add the beaten eggs.

Place stick of butter in pan put in oven to melt
Mash your potatoes by hand.
Add **beaten eggs,sugar, flour, salt cream, cinnamon,nutmeg, and vanilla all at one time, stir or
your hand mixer.to add more sugar or salt or seasonings to improve flavor. 
Add melted butter a little at first while beating; then add rest.
Beat only until mixed.
Take paper towel and wipe around pan with melted butter still in pan to coat sides also.
Take a large spoon and pour sweet potato mixture into pan.
Take spoon and smooth out evenly in pan.
Bake 45 minutes to an hour checking to see if firm and slight browning.  It will burn on edges if you cook too long so just until set firm and lightly tan.
Remove from oven and cool on rack
Slice in squares when cool
You may serve like that or chill in the fridge.
Optional: Top with some freshly made whipped cream! Yummy!
Keep in the fridge and take out when you want a piece!

Good for two to three days








While we are on the topic of sweet potatoes you might as well visit these posts:


My mama Dot



I need to bring my Grandma's Fried Sweet Potatoes post over to this blog also.
Working on bringing most over from Dolly is Cooking.
That lady could cook the best on her wood stove!

No matter what you call this it is simple yet delicious and I hope you do enjoy it!

We have so much to be thankful for don't we?
I know we sure do and I'm thankful to God for all!

Happy Thanksgiving!


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