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Recipe - Jamaican sweet potato pudding

Updated on November 24, 2010

Back home in Jamaica we love to make sweet potato pudding. I have watched my grandmother and mother make this pudding and never saw them measured their ingredients, they just bake without using any kind of measurement. I have also baked without measuring ingredients.

Here is the recipe:- this is not standard just a guide.

* 2 pounds sweet potato

* 1 1/2 cup brown sugar

* 1 cup flour

* 2 cups coconut milk

* 1 cup raisins

* 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

* 2 teaspoon almond extract

* 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg

* 1 teaspoon baking powder

* 1 teaspoon salt

* 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

* 2 tablespoon jamaican rum - (optional)

* 2 tablespoon margarine, melted


1. Wash and peel potatoes.

2. Grate sweet potatoes and place in a large mixing bowl.

3. Add sugar, flour, cornmeal,baking powder, raisins and coconut milk.

4. Add melted margarine, nutmeg, cinnamon powder, rum, vanilla and almond extract, mix well.

6. Grease pan, pour in batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-60 minutes or until well done.

******Hope you enjoy this recipe******


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      marci 2 years ago

      Hi guys, I'm baking 3 extremly large potato pudding, right now, I bought 3 different kinds of sweet potato, 2 types of jamaican sweet, potato and one type of purple sweet potato I found in a Chinese store.I also put cornmeal, grated coconut, flour, sugar, spices.nutmeg, almond extract, vanilla, brown sugar(sugar in the raw). Water, and oh some cool green hatian bananas, grated.I blend most of these ingredients on the low, using coconut milk.minimal smell so good.baking at 350 degrees. I didn't measure ingredients, just use enough flur and cornmeal to make the mixture into a deacent batter.not too thick nor to thin.

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      rosey 3 years ago

      Tried it last night taste was very nice but I use too much sweet potatoe so I had to wait until it cooled to cut it. This morning whhen I woke I only saw the baking tin in the sink luckly I took 2 slices lastnight. Thnks for recipe.

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      coolie 3 years ago

      its great

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      debbie 4 years ago

      Personally myself hate flour in my sweet potato pudding i ratther putting coco yellow yam and dasheen

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      Querino de-Freitas 4 years ago

      you said you never measure,,but the recipe has all the measurement listed...

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      dwight 4 years ago

      You forgot to say how much cornmeal should be added.

      But from the spices mentioned, I have no doubt that is a blazing potato pudding. Once you tell me just how much cornmeal to add, I will bake me a pudding

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      Tash 5 years ago

      U didn't say to use cornmeal in the ingredients and its in the method, so how much cornmeal should i use?

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      barby2kool 5 years ago from Connecticut

      Hi opal, CipherD, tanmugirl and EarthMamao7, thanks for stopping by and making your comments. To CipherD and Earthmama07. I did not forget the cornmeal, I hate cornmeal pudding and never ever use cornmeal in my pudding and to tanmugirl I never ever use any of the ground provision you suggested. I always liked my pudding a bit soft and if I'm making it for others I just use a little more flour. Sorry I'm just answering your comments but I've been very busy studying. Thanks again for stopping by.

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      EarthMama07 5 years ago

      Yes That's right you forgot the measurements for the cornmeal.

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      tanmugirl 5 years ago

      I thought a better texture can be obtained by reducing the amount of flour and adding a piece of ground provision instead - like yam, coco, dasheen etc.

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      CipherD 5 years ago

      Um you forgot to mention how much cornmeal....!

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      opal 6 years ago

      This is my first time making sweer potato pie

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      barby2kool 6 years ago from Connecticut

      Hi Chi, it is true that the American sweet potatoes does give the pudding a different flavor and texture from the Jamaican potatoes, but that is all I can get where I'm living so I have to work with what I have. Besides the taste is not much different, I've been using it for several years for my Jamaican family and friends and they absolutely love it. Thanks for your comment.

      @rankryst thank you for your comment, it really is good yawd stuff.

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      rankryst72 7 years ago from Orlando

      Yes good yawd stuff!

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      Chi 7 years ago

      Great recipe, but your suppose to use a Jamaican sweet potatoe and not a American yam or what they call "sweet potoatoes". It totally changes the flavor and texture of the pudding. Give it a try, you'll be happy you did. =)