Recipe: Sweet Potato Custard

A tasty, easy-to-whip-up dessert you'll love

Here’s a custard dessert recipe that’s as heart-healthy as it is tasty. It’s a perfect way to cap off a family meal or to serve at a dinner party.

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1 cup sweet potato, cooked, mashed
½ cup bananas, mashed
1 cup evaporated skim milk
1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
2 egg yolks (or 1/3 cup egg substitute), beaten
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup raisins
½ tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
As needed: non-stick cooking spray


  1. In a bowl, stir together sweet potato and banana.
  2. Add milk, blending well.
  3. Add brown sugar, egg yolks and salt, mixing thoroughly.
  4. Spray 1-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray. Transfer sweet potato mixture to casserole dish.
  5. Combine raisins, sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over top of sweet potato mixture.
  6. Bake in preheated 325˚ oven for 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean.

Nutrition information

Makes 6 half-cup servings

Per serving:

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Calories: 140
Total fat: 2g
Saturated fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 72mg*
Sodium: 255mg
Protein: 5g
Carbohydrate: 26g
Sugars: 4g

*Cholesterol will be lower if using egg substitute.

Source: Keep the Beat, Heart Healthy Recipes from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (slightly modified).

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