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Bruce's® Yams Cut Sweet Potatoes add a tasty twist to this classic French dessert.

Recipe Summary

45 mins
5 hrs 10 mins
6 hrs 5 mins
10 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oven to 300 degrees F.

  • Place the Bruce's® Yams Cut Sweet Potatoes in a bowl and remove any fibers. Using a hand held beater, whip until yams are creamy and contain no lumps; set aside.

  • Place the cream in a heavy saucepan and slowly bring to a simmer; remove from heat and cool 5 minutes.

  • In a separate bowl, combine the brown sugar, egg yolks and brandy. Whisk mixture until smooth and the brown sugar has dissolved.

  • Temper the cream into the eggs by slowing adding it into the bowl while constantly whisking. This process should be done slowly, in order to not cook the eggs.

  • Fold in whipped sweet potatoes then strain the custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean container. Ladle the egg mixture into 4 ramekins, leaving 1/4 inch at the top.

  • Place the ramekins in a large, glass baking dish and place in oven. Carefully pour boiling water into the baking dish until it reaches halfway up the sides of the ramekin.

  • Bake for 35 minutes or until custards are almost completely set. Turn off the oven and let sit undisturbed for 10 minutes. Carefully remove baking dish from oven and allow ramekins to cool completely in the water bath.

  • Transfer to the refrigerator and chill for 5 hours.

  • Remove custards from the refrigerator 15 minutes before you want to serve them. Sprinkle the tops evenly with the granulated sugar and brulee the tops with a small confectioner's torch or place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes until the sugar has caramelized. Garnish with whipped cream and maraschino cherries before serving, if desired.


Flavored liqueurs (such as banana, pear or apple) can be used in place of the brandy.

For smaller servings, divide the custard batter into 8 (1/2 cup) ramekins and reduce the cooking time by 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

750 calories; protein 5.8g; carbohydrates 68.6g; fat 49.7g; cholesterol 419.7mg; sodium 100.5mg. Full Nutrition