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Sweet and creamy Dominican style sweet potato pudding (Dulce de Batata) made with sweet potatoes, milk, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and raisins. A quick and easy dessert that’s perfect for sharing.
I love the holidays! The holiday cheer really gets me into cooking. Not just for my family and me to eat, but to share with others.
Growing up back in the Dominican Republic, I remember my aunt used to always make (or buy) a delicious sweet potato pudding or Dulce de Batata as it is known in the country to share with family, friends and neighbors during the holidays. She would bring a basket to my grandmother’s house filled with individual jars to gift to everyone.
After moving to the US, it would be years before I ate this delicious dessert again since I never found anyone who made it here. That is until my mother-in-law came to visit for the holidays from the Dominican Republic a few years ago. I told her about how much I craved eating this yummy dessert again and asked her if she knew how to make it.
To my amazing luck, she did. Not only did she make it for me, she taught me how to prepare it!
I realize now why my aunt liked to give it as gifts for the holidays. It is made with very simple ingredients and it’s really easy and quick to prepare. You can literally prepare a big batch, divide it into jars, add a nice ribbon to it, and you have a great homemade gift that anyone could appreciate. Super cute and yummy!
This sweet potato pudding also makes a great dessert for your holiday gatherings. You can make it ahead of time and chill it in the refrigerator until it’s time to serve. How is that for easy?
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- 3 pounds sweet potato
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 2 cups water
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 5 cups milk
- ½ teaspoon lime zest
- 1 ¼ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
- ½ cup raisins
Boil sweet potatoes in two cups of water with cinnamon sticks and salt until soft, about 10 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks and discard.
Blend sweet potatoes with milk. Depending on the size of your blender, you might need to blend it in batches. Strain into a large sauce pan.
Add in lime zest, sugar, vanilla, evaporated milk and raisins. Heat at medium-low heat, stirring constantly to avoid sticking. Once it has thickened to pudding-like consistency, remove from heat.
Let cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Transfer to mason jars and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
Serve in individual bowls.
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