CNYEats A Taste of Utica Sweet Potato Custard

by Joanne on July 9, 2012

Can you really go wrong with sweet potatoes? Seriously!  When you put those naturally sweet, moist tubers into a dessert, ambrosia is created or in this case, Sweet Potato Custard. 

A lot of folk associate sweet potatoes with Thanksgiving but for me, it’s my go to carbohydrate the day before a long run or race.  I love the flavor and the nutritional benefits.  In this recipe, the sweet potato is paired with banana. Does it get any better?!

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Posted by Joe Mezz as a lower fat, healthier than most, dessert option

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Serves 6 (1/2 cup serving)

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  • 1 cup mashed cooked sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana ( about 2 small)
  • 1 cup evaporated skim milk
  • 2 TBS brown sugar
  • 2 beaten eggs yolks (or use 1/3 cup egg substitute)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • non stick cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 TBS sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 325 F. 

In a medium bowl, stir together the sweet potato and banana.  Add the milk and blend well.  Add brown sugar, eggs, and salt mixing together thoroughly.

Spray a 1 quart casserole dish with non stick.  Pour the potato mixture into the casserole dish.

Mix the raisins, sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top of potato mixture.

Bake for 40 – 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Approximate calories per serving:  144 with 2 grams of fat.

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See those berries? Right from the back yard, fresh.  Wild berries.  They’re so tiny but so sweet.

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  • At 2012.07.10 06:01, Choc Chip Uru said:

    IS there anything sweet potatos can’t do? Award for most versatile vegetable ever 😀
    Love it! Your creation is delish!


    • At 2012.07.10 16:20, Cucina49 said:

      I don’t really like sweet potatoes as a starch because they are just too sweet–I think using them as the base for a dessert is brilliant!

      • At 2012.07.11 05:56, Sabine said:

        Yummy! Those wild berries look really delicious… That must be the perfect dessert for a hot summer evening! I can’t wait to give it a try!

        • At 2012.07.11 07:42, Shirley said:

          Sounds great. I am going to try.

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