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.
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**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.

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  • 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 🙂

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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*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 479mg 20%
Potassium 943mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 42g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 244.6%
Vitamin C 2.4%
Calcium 14.9%
Iron 15.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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14 Comments

  1. So glad that you are getting enjoyment and adventure from my old cookbooks! Hopefully one so-so recipe doesn't hold you back from trying more. We've uncovered a lot of gems in vintage cookbooks. 🙂

  2. How thoughtful of Michele to send you those cookbooks and her soaps! Your first recipe from them may have been so-so but it will always remind you of the kindness of Michele and the fact that you made a new friend. That's surely always to be sweet memory. Enjoy your new books, your new hobby and all the friends you will make along the way.

  3. How fun!!!! Guess what you made me want to track down! I only have one vintage cookbook and its from the 30's. I hope you keep this up! 🙂

  4. I have the same cookbook you used for this recipe but I must admit I also don't like this recipe for Grated Sweet Potato Pudding. However, being the lucky daughter in-law to an old southern gentleman who used to help his mommy cook back in the days when she was a midwife in North Carolina paid off handsomely. Pa (as I lovingly called him) taught me this recipe instead. 4 large grated sweet potatoes, 1.5 cups sugar, 1.5 cups flour, 2 eggs, 1.5 cups milk, 2 teaspoon of cinnamon and nutmeg (or to your preference), 2 teaspoons of vanilla. Follow same prep as above but bake at 325 degrees for 1.5 to 2 hours in 9×13 pan. Stir pudding at 25 and 45 minutes while in oven. This recipe lightens the pudding but keeps it carmelized. Top with vanilla ice cream or yogurt.

    • Hi Lena! Thanks for the visit and your comments.
      I especially appreciate the help with a new sweet potato pudding recipe. I will definitely have to try yours. I really like the concept of sweet potato pudding but not so much the flavor. Haha. What I find really funny about this recipe (and post) is that it has been one of my most popular. Go figure :-/

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for this recipe. It sounds like what my mother used to make many years ago.

    • I have the ingredients on the counter to make the recipe I shared above again this year. Since first tasting this pudding 23 years ago, I still love it. Sadly, my mother in law who always assisted Pa with this recipe is no longer with us. It will be our first Thanksgiving without her. I wonder how many times in her 92 years she made this recipe.

  5. I recently found your blog and I have been just slowly sifting through and reading posts that catch my eye. I also love old cook books (my husband is ready to build me a separate room just for books) and I like to play around with the recipes just to see what I can tweak to make them fit into our more modern palates. I thought with this one, maybe if you cooked the potatoes half way before grating and then made a streusel topping or something similar that might help with texture and appearance. I will have to test it and see if it works. 🙂

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

  7. Sweet potato pudding sounds amazing!

  8. 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!

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