Spiced Sweet Potato Flan
Try this unique flan with its smooth texture, sweet potato flavor and rich caramel sauce, you won't be disappointed.
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
- Melt butter in a 9-inch round layer cake pan. Add brown sugar; spread evenly on bottom of pan.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.