Day 232: Sweet Potato Puff

Another possibility for the Thanksgiving table ... though whether served as a vegetable? or a dessert? is in question.

Two things, however, are for sure: while baking, the house fills with the scent of cinnamon! And if the sweet potato's already cooked, it makes up in minutes. (Or perhaps try a jar of baby food?)

I do recommend creating some sort of design or texture on top before baking. It's hard to see in this (sorry, badly lit and out of focus) picture but there's a cute little curlicue in the middle that I thought would bake out. It didn't!

Caution: It's unlikely that the alcohol cooks entirely out of the rum so this puff may not be appropriate for all tables.

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Hands-on time: 10 minutes
Time to table: 55 minutes
Serves 6

3 cups mashed, cooked sweet potatoes (from a scant two pounds)
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter (if the potatoes aren't hot, melted in the microwave in 10-second increments)
4 eggs
1/4 cup light rum (I used up "well aged" Captain Morgan's from some long-forgotten party)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350F.

Mix all the ingredients in a medium bowl with an electric mixer. Transfer into a buttered quiche dish. Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle.

Per Serving: 252 Cal (38% from Fat, 11% from Protein, 51% from Carb); 6 g Protein; 10 g Tot Fat; 5 g Sat Fat; 30 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; NET CARB 28; 62 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 66 mg Sodium; 179 mg Cholesterol, Weight Watchers 5 points

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Alanna Kellogg
Alanna Kellogg

A Veggie Venture is home of "veggie evangelist" Alanna Kellogg and the famous asparagus-to-zucchini Alphabet of Vegetables.


  1. Once again we are channeling each other. I am making something very similar to this for my family's dinner minus the rum, using new Brown Sugar Splenda blend for less carbs, and leaving the sweet potatoes more the consistency of "smashed potatoes" but the flavor will be very similar.

  2. Hey Alanna,
    This puff looks really good. I've developed a new obsession with sweet potatoes (I've declared it Sweet Potato week over at Weekly Dish), so I'll have to add this recipe to my list of to-try's. I like the rum family usually uses bourbon.
    Happy Thanksgiving!


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