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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
  • 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
  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.