Dulce Poblano de Camotes (Sweet Potato Dessert)


A recipe from Mexico, The Beautiful Cookbook. This is a traditional and old-fashioned dessert made from camotes or the more common sweet potato. This is a bit like a sweet potato pie without the crust.

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    • 3 sweet potatoes about 6oz each
    • 1/2 cup plus 1/2 teaspoon sugar
    • 1/3 cup butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground canela (cinnamon)
    • 1/2 cup creme fraiche or thick cream
    • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel (rind only)
    • 1/3 cup raisins


Cook the sweet potatoes in a saucepan of boiling water for 25 minutes. Drain and mash the hot sweet potatoes with the 1/2 cup sugar and the butter, canela, cream and half of the orange peel.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  Grease a baking dish and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon sugar and the remaining orange peel. Spread the sweet potato mixture in the dish and bake for 10 minutes.  Garnish with the raisins and let cool.
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