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Recipe: Sweet potato custard

Recipes | February 4, 2021
sweet potato custard recipe
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Originating in the Southern United States, sweet potato pie is a traditional dessert often served around Christmas or Thanksgiving. This healthier version of that favorite holiday dessert will be a hit with the entire fam any time of the year.

Serves 6


  • 1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potato
  • ½ cup mashed very ripe banana (about 2 small)
  • 1 cup evaporated skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 beaten egg yolks (or 1 1/3 cup egg substitute)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Non-stick cooking spray


Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

In a medium bowl, stir together sweet potato and banana. Add milk, blending well. Add brown sugar, egg yolks and salt, mixing thoroughly.

Spray a 1-quart casserole dish (or smaller oven-safe ramekins) with non-stick spray coating. Transfer sweet potato mixture to casserole dish or ramekins.

Combine raisins, sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over top of sweet potato mixture. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes in casserole dish or about 30 minutes in ramekins until a knife inserted near center comes out clean.

Enjoy warm or it can be refrigerated and eaten cold.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

190 calories, 1g fat (0.5g saturated fat), 360mg sodium, 38g carbohydrates, 10g protein, 23g sugar

Adapted from: National Cancer Institute

Reviewed by PeaceHealth dietitians and nutritionists

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