Sweet Potato Flan

Recipe by Sharon123
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins




  • Pierce sweet potatoes several times with a fork; place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 375* for 1 hour or until done; cool to touch.
  • Peel sweet potatoes, and mash.
  • Set aside 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes; reserve any remaining sweet potatoes for another use.
  • Sprinkle sugar in a 10-inch round cakepan; place over medium heat, and cook, shaking pan constantly, until sugar melts and turns a light golden brown.
  • Remove from heat, and set aside.
  • (Melted sugar may crack slightly as it cools).
  • Combine half of sweet potatoes, 1 can sweetened condensed milk, and half of next 6 ingredients in container of an electric blender; blend until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides.
  • Pour mixture into a large bowl.
  • Repeat procedure; add to bowl, stirring well with a wire whisk.
  • Pour mixture over caramelized sugar in cakepan; cover with aluminum foil, and place in a larger shallow pan.
  • Add hot water to larger pan to depth of 1/2 inch.
  • Bake at 325* for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Remove cakepan from water, and uncover; cool in pan on a wire rack 30 minutes.
  • Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  • Loosen edges of flan from pan with a small knife; invert onto a serving plate.
  • Garnish, if desired, with toasted coconut.
  • Yield: 1 (10-inch) flan.