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Orange Creamsicle recipe

This orange custard dessert has a healthysecret: sweet potatoes!

Recipe: Orange Creamsicle

2 pounds sweet potatoes1/2 cup orange juice1 cup water3 cups granulated sugar2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks4 large egg yolks, beaten1/4 cup golden raisins, chopped1/2 teaspoon ground ginger1 tablespoon grated orange peel1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • In a saucepan, cook sweet potatoes inboiling salted water until tender. Drain and allow to cool toroom temperature. Peel and mash or puree until smooth.
  • In medium saucepan, combine orange juice,water, sugar and cinnamon sticks. Bring to boil; reduce heatto medium and cook until mixture coats the back of a spoon, about7 minutes. Remove from heat. Remove and discard cinnamon sticks.
  • In large saucepan, gradually blend syrupinto mashed sweet potatoes. Cook over medium heat, stirring untilmixture pulls away from the sides of the pan. Blend 1/2 cup mixtureinto egg yolks; blend into mixture in saucepan. Add remainingingredients. Cook, stirring for 5 minutes.
  • Spoon into serving dishes. Chill untilready to serve.
  • If desired, garnish with non-dairy whippedtopping or whipped cream and toasted almonds and mint leaves.

    Makes 4 servings.

    For a Flavor Variation: In saucepan, blend1 (3-ounce) package vanilla pudding and pie filling, 1 tablespooninstant coffee and 3 cups milk. Cook according to package directions.Serve warm or chilled over sweet potato pudding

    Recipe provided courtesy of North CarolinaSweetpotato Commission.

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    You could also substitute other citrus flavors- blood orange, grapefruit, etc- for a tasty twist on the classic. Just make sure to invite me over, okay? I never met a Creamsicle I didn t like.

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