When I first saw this recipe demonstrated on a cooking program on Food Network, I had to copy it down to try for Thanksgiving. I have since made this several times for holiday meals and received many compliments. I have to warn you - this is no diet dish. This is very rich and very,very sweet. Even though this is sweet enough to be a dessert, this is meant to be a side dish to compliment a saltier main dish - such as a baked ham. I imagine you could try using shredded carrots as well, but I have yet to do so. (Adapted from "Calling all Cooks" where this was called Mama Lane's Sweet Potato Pudding and was shared guest Jim Brown.) Servings are all relative to how big a portion your guests scoop up - some years I have had less yield. I have successfully doubled this recipe when needed.