Rum-Glazed Sweet Potato Pudding

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Classic Home Desserts

By Richard Sax

Published 1994

  • About

This is a simple baked pudding with a base of mashed sweet potatoes. It has a wonderfully rich flavor and is based on a recipe from Sarah Rutledge’s The Carolina Housewife (Charleston, South Carolina, 1847), one of the landmark books of early Southern cooking. In colonial America, sweet potatoes were far more common than white ones. (Some recipes call for yams, with which sweet potatoes have become permanently confused. Virtually all