Caribbean Yam (Sweet Potato) Bake

"A unique combination of sweet potatoes and bananas."
 
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Ready In:
45mins
Ingredients:
9
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • In large bowl, combine sweet potatoes with eggs, brown sugar, margarine, rum, nutmeg, lime juice and zest until thoroughly mixed.
  • Fold in diced bananas.
  • Turn into shallow, greased 5-cup baking dish.
  • Bake in a 375-degree oven for 40 minutes.

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Reviews

  1. LGRM1
    UPDATE: The following will definitely help eliminate the watteriness: use butter instead of margarine; use half of the lime's juice, but all of the zest; do not mash the banana, but dice it as stated. HTH! ORIGINAL REVIEW: Very yummy -- love the bananas in this. But my nutmeg dropped in the bowl after grating half, and I tried to compensate with 1/4 tsp allspice, which made this taste a bit like pumpkin pie. Don't do this; half the nutmeg would have been fine, but not the allspice. Also, I made this up, then froze, then baked. The bottom was watery. I will try freezing again w/a little less rum and half the lime juice (boys thought the lime was overpowering) to cut down on the wateriness. Also, I'll try butter instead of margarine to see if that cuts down on wateriness. I served this w/Tequila Lime Chicken and will add rice to the menu next time.
     
  2. Fanged Menace
    I halved the sugar, and it quite sufficiently sweet. I used bottled lemon and lime juice and accidentally flubbed the units, so I put in 3 tbsp of each -- it was rather liquidy, but still tasty! I prefer the old standard of just sweet potatoes with brown sugar topping, but this is a good twist, and I'll make it again.
     
  3. Cuistot
    This is my new holiday standby. I've made it three times so far and it's been well received with each group. I've completely eliminated the rum, replaced it with vanilla extract and used rum extract, all were equally good. I also replace the fresh bananas with one frozen banana, I also didn't hae fresh lime so I used about 3tsp bottled lime juice. This is just a fantastic recipe!! I love it!!
     
  4. karen
    I had to try this when I saw 'Caribbean' in the recipe name. It definitely lived up to my expecations. I followed the recipe EXACTLY including the dark rum. My dish wasn't runny at all, and had wonderful flavor. I wouldn't change a thing.
     
  5. horseplay
    We didn't have any rum in the house either, which was probably a good thing because I found this turned out really watery! Maybe it's my oven, but I had to put it in for an extra 15 minutes at pretty high temperature to get it to firm up more like a mashed potato consistency. It was good though. A little strange for me, esp with the eggs, but I loved the flavour of banana and sweet potato together! Very different. I served this with jerk chicken (87962). Everyone was quite pleased with this dish. Thanks!
     
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Tweaks

  1. LGRM1
    UPDATE: The following will definitely help eliminate the watteriness: use butter instead of margarine; use half of the lime's juice, but all of the zest; do not mash the banana, but dice it as stated. HTH! ORIGINAL REVIEW: Very yummy -- love the bananas in this. But my nutmeg dropped in the bowl after grating half, and I tried to compensate with 1/4 tsp allspice, which made this taste a bit like pumpkin pie. Don't do this; half the nutmeg would have been fine, but not the allspice. Also, I made this up, then froze, then baked. The bottom was watery. I will try freezing again w/a little less rum and half the lime juice (boys thought the lime was overpowering) to cut down on the wateriness. Also, I'll try butter instead of margarine to see if that cuts down on wateriness. I served this w/Tequila Lime Chicken and will add rice to the menu next time.
     
  2. Cuistot
    This is my new holiday standby. I've made it three times so far and it's been well received with each group. I've completely eliminated the rum, replaced it with vanilla extract and used rum extract, all were equally good. I also replace the fresh bananas with one frozen banana, I also didn't hae fresh lime so I used about 3tsp bottled lime juice. This is just a fantastic recipe!! I love it!!
     

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