Sweet Potato Pound/Pudding

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Here is another sweet treat and Belizean delicacy – the sweet potato pudding or as locals call it, “sweet potato pone”. This type of potato can easily be found sold at street vendor stands and is a great substitute for the bread pudding and follows similar instructions. History reveals that this pudding was derived by the Garifuna people in southern Belize. Preparing the pie can be a daunting task but the end results will be worth it. Here is a guide to help you get started on these!

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • *3 lb sweet potatoes

  • *1/4 cup butter

  • *2 cups of sugar

  • *2 (14oz) can coconut milk

  • *1 (14oz) can evap. milk

  • *1 tbsp vanilla

  • *1/4 cup raisins

  • *2 tbsp grated ginger

DIRECTIONS:

Grate sweet potatoes. Add sugar and coconut milk. Stir until sugar dissolves, then add evaporated milk, butter, vanilla and raisins. Stir until properly mixed and pour into a baking pan 9 x 11 inches. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 – 60 minutes. Let pie cool then serve…. This recipe makes 10-12 servings.