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Spiced Sweet Potato Flan

No recipe image available.Try this unique flan with its smooth texture, sweet potato flavor and rich caramel sauce, you won't be disappointed.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
5 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups undiluted evaporated milk
1/3 cup water

Cooking Directions:

  1. Melt butter in a 9-inch round layer cake pan. Add brown sugar; spread evenly on bottom of pan.
  2. Combine granulated sugar, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Add sweet potatoes and eggs and mix well. Stir in vanilla, milk and water. Mix well and turn into caramel coated 9-inch, round layer cake pan. Place in a pan of hot water.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven (350°F / 175°F) for 1 1/4 hours or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool and chill.
  4. To serve, run a spatula around sides of pan. Turn out on a serving plate. Top with heavy cream whipped with sugar, if desired.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of North Carolina Sweetpotato Commission.