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Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding

Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding tastes a little like a pumpkin, or sweet potato pie, with the full-bodied flavors of molasses, cinnamon, and freshly grated nutmeg. It’s a rustic dessert that is easy to make using simple ingredients and requires no fancy equipment.
Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding Recipe - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

**Note – I’m updating this recipe for Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding which I originally posted back in October of 2011. I’ve added new photos, a fun, and fast-paced video, plus a printable recipe card for your ease of use, and enjoyment.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions and complete ingredient measurements for making Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding is available near the end of this post. 

Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding is an easy rustic dessert that comes together quickly and requires no fancy ingredients or special kitchen equipment. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

The ingredient list for making Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding is as follows;

  • Grated Sweet Potatoes
  • Molasses
  • Brown Sugar
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Salt
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Grated Nutmeg
  • Vanilla Extract

The following is what I originally wrote about Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding back in 2011-

I’ve recently become smitten with all things vintage.  Especially cookbooks and aprons. To me, everything old is new again, and I’m so excited I can hardly contain myself!

It must be because I’m getting up there in age that I’m having a ball imagining myself in simpler times, and then transporting myself there via my love of cooking and baking.

Food is the great equalizer that unites us in time and space. It encompasses our true love of family, friends, and culture.

Friends, Food, and Kindness;

That being said, the other day on twitter I had mentioned how I had recently discovered my new found passion for vintage cookbooks. Within mere seconds of me putting my original tweet out, Michele of @FunkyChunks tweeted me back asking me what my favorite time period was for my collection?  Having just started collecting, I told her I had not yet discovered it, and I was anxious to see where my collection would take me.

Michele had also told me that she’d been collecting vintage cookbooks for many years, so I was thrilled to find out that she and I now had something new in common.  We ended our tweet conversation, and that was that. Or so I thought. Much to my surprise, look what arrived at my front door a few days later…

I've recently become smitten with all things vintage.  Especially cookbooks and aprons. To me, everything old is new again, and I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself! - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

You could have knocked me over with a feather when I’d opened the box.  I immediately contacted Michele to thank her for such generosity.
Michele told me she just wanted to help me get started with my collection.  Can you imagine such kindness?  
Along with the two awesome cookbooks (circa the 1930’s), Michele also included two of her most amazingly scented handcrafted soaps. Michelle said it was to remove any musty smell that the books may have, but just think it was her extra kindness to add even more of a special personal touch to this most thoughtful of gifts.

If you don’t know of Michele and her wonderful company Funky Chunks Soap Company, you certainly should.  Her soap scents are the best I’ve ever smelled, and they lather like crazy!  If you like to lavish yourself if luxury, and let the sweet and sensual aromas overtake your senses, check out Michele’s soaps.  

Now that we’ve lathered and washed, let’s get cooking!

This Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding is the first recipe I’ve chosen to blog about in my new “Vintage Series” of recipes.  I took this from one of the books Michele sent me called “Everyday Foods,”  which I found on page 518.  

The recipe sounded simple, unusual, along with being quick and easy to make, and with a good combination of fall flavors.  I thought would be a perfect choice for me to make on a lazy autumn Sunday afternoon.

You’ll notice from the listed ingredients (at the top of this post) the additional items I’ve added to the original recipe for Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding (ground cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and vanilla extract), and I’ve omitted the milk entirely (in the video version it was strictly by accident) to make this recipe my own.

I must admit, Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding isn’t the most attractive recipe for my first time out of the vintage gate, but the smell was pretty intoxicating as it was baking and caramelizing in the oven.

The reviews for Old Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding recipe were mixed.  Below are some pictures of my son Adam doing me a favor and giving it a taste. The cookbook suggests serving the pudding with whipped cream or lemon sauce. They both sound good but we opted for frozen vanilla yogurt instead because that’s what we had on hand. 

Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding is an easy rustic dessert that comes together quickly and requires no fancy ingredients or special kitchen equipment. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

We all decided that, while the flavor of Old Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding is pleasant, much like a pumpkin or sweet potato pie, the texture and overall eye appeal left something to be desired.

The frozen vanilla yogurt helped… A LOT, so don’t forget to add some frozen yogurt or ice cream to the pudding before serving. You’ll be glad you did.

Here’s how to make Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding;

  • Peel and grate enough sweet potatoes to make 5 cups.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, molasses, butter, brown sugar, milk, salt, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg.

How to make Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding Recipe - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

  • Stir in the grated sweet potatoes and pour the mixture into a 3-quart casserole dish that has been sprayed with baking spray.
  • Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for approximately 70-80 minutes.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature with vanilla ice cream, or whipped cream to top.

Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding Recipe - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

Other suggested ice cream flavors for topping this Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding would be;

I did my best to produce the following fun and fast-paced video of the making of Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding. I hope you’ll find it entertaining and helpful. If you enjoy this video, please don’t forget to subscribe to my Kudos Kitchen channel on YouTube. Thanks so much!!

Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding is an easy rustic dessert that comes together quickly and requires no fancy ingredients or special kitchen equipment. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding. If you’ve enjoyed this recipe, I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give this recipe some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post, OR in the recipe card feature itself. Thanks 🙂

3.2 from 5 votes
Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 
Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding tastes a little like a pumpkin, or sweet potato pie, with the full-bodied flavors of molasses, cinnamon, and freshly grated nutmeg. It’s a rustic dessert that is easy to make using simple ingredients and requires no fancy equipment.
Course: Dessert, old fashioned dessert
Cuisine: American Comfort Food, Southern Comfort Food
Keyword: grated sweet potato pudding, sweet potato pudding
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 349 kcal
Ingredients
  • 5 cups grated sweet potato, peeled
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup molasses
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.

  2. Spray a 3-quart baking dish liberally with baking spray. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, butter, molasses, milk, vanilla, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

  4. Stir in the grated sweet potato and mix well.

  5. Pour the sweet potato pudding mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake for 70-80 minutes (or until the center is set), making sure to remove the pudding earlier if it becomes too dark.

  6. Remove and cool.

  7. Top with ice cream or frozen yogurt and serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment;

Box grater or food processor fitted with the shredding disc, 2 large bowls, whisk, wooden spoon, measuring spoons, measuring cups, 3-quart baking dish, baking spray.

Nutrition Facts
Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 479mg21%
Potassium 943mg27%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 12230IU245%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 149mg15%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Vicki

Thursday 21st of November 2019

Oh I forgot the sweet potato pudding has a grated white Potato in it to. Then it is steamed, baked or carefully microwaved.

Vicki

Thursday 21st of November 2019

This reminds me of our Christmas pudding. It survived many years as my mom’s carrot pudding but being allergic to carrots I substituted grated sweet potatoes. Then our recipe resembles the one Lena’s relative helped her with- has flour and sugar plus a grated apple, currants, raisins and golden raisins . Some people add nuts. We then serve it with homemade caramel sauce or Lemon sauce and whipped cream (I like it drizzled with caramel and lemon sauce and whipped cream. Good thing we only take in all those calories once a year.

Renée

Friday 22nd of November 2019

Oooh, Vicki. That Christmas pudding sounds so good. I love apple and currants, and I'm always a fan of nuts. The caramel and or lemon sauce really tops it off! YUMMY! Thanks for the comment. I always love hearing from my readers. Happy Holidays, Renee

Erin Clarkson

Wednesday 4th of July 2018

I am intrigued by this! I'm from NZ and we never use sweet potato in sweet things - I am going to check this out!

Megan @ MegUnprocessed

Wednesday 4th of July 2018

Sweet potato pudding sounds amazing!

Jersey Girl Cooks

Monday 2nd of July 2018

I am not too familiar with this recipe, but I certainly want to try it out!

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