**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.
The ingredient list for making Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding is as follows;
- Grated Sweet Potatoes
- Brown Sugar
- 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…
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.
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.
- 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.
Other suggested ice cream flavors for topping this Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding would be;
- No-Churn Banana Walnut Ice Cream
- Luscious Lemon Ice Cream with Blueberries and Malibu Rum
- Toasted Coconut Pecan Ice Cream
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!!
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 🙂
- 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
- 1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
Spray a 3-quart baking dish liberally with baking spray. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, butter, molasses, milk, vanilla, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
Stir in the grated sweet potato and mix well.
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.
Remove and cool.
Top with ice cream or frozen yogurt and serve warm or at room temperature.
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.
I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe for Old-Fashioned Grated Sweet Potato Pudding as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!
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