Sweet Potato Crème Brûlée

Try a classic French dessert in a new way – sweet potato adds a twist to luscious cream and egg custard with a burnt sugar crust.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 9 hr 35 min
  • Servings 10

1
large sweet potato, baked, peeled and mashed (1 1/4 cups)
1/4
cup packed light brown sugar
1
tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2
cups whipping cream
3/4
cup granulated sugar
7
egg yolks, slightly beaten
3
teaspoons vanilla
1/3
cup packed light brown sugar

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Butter 10-inch quiche dish.* In medium bowl, mix mashed sweet potato, 1/4 cup brown sugar and the lemon juice. Spoon mixture into quiche dish.
  • 2 In 2-quart saucepan, stir together whipping cream, granulated sugar, egg yolks and vanilla. Cook over medium-low heat about 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until hot (do not boil). Pour over sweet potato mixture. Place dish in shallow pan. Place pan in oven. Pour enough boiling water into pan to depth of 3/4 inch (about halfway up side of dish).
  • 3 Bake 1 hour or until knife inserted in center comes out almost clean. Carefully remove dish from water. Cool on cooling rack. Cover; refrigerate at least 8 hours.
  • 4 Set oven control to broil. Sprinkle custard with 1/3 cup brown sugar; place dish in 15x10x1-inch pan. Broil with top 4 to 6 inches from heat 3 to 5 minutes or until sugar is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

* Do not use a glass quiche dish; it cannot withstand the heat from the broiler and may break.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
),
Sodium
420mg
420%;
Total Carbohydrate
61g
61%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.