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Haitian pain patate (sweet potato pudding)

This recipe for our Haitian sweet potato pudding is the quickest version because we cook the sweet potatoes on the stovetop prior to baking it. You can however, if you have time, cook it all the way in the oven. That process will just take you longer.  

Keyword caribbean cuisine, dessert, haiti, haitian food, recipe, sweet potatoes, sweets
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes


  • 2.5 Lbs Sweet potatoes
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Optional
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Pepper
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 12 Oz Evaporated milk
  • 14 Oz Coconut milk
  • 28 Oz Water
  • 1/2 Stick Butter
  • 1 Banana


  1. Wash and peel the sweet potatoes

  2. Grate the sweet potatoes 

  3. Mash the banana and mix with the sweet potatoes 

  4. In a thick pot, mix all the ingredients

  5. Cook while stirring constantly  about 45 minutes

  6. When the mixture starts detaching from the sides of the pot, turn off the heat

  7. Transfer to a  baking dish

  8. Bake for about 1h30 mns or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean

  9. Let cool and enjoy

Recipe Notes

We use Haitian sweet potatoes for this recipe. While, I have never tried it with the orange variety, I have heard of people using it as a substitute. If you try it with those,  please do let me know how it comes out. 

This dessert can quickly spoil, I thus recommend that you keep it in the fridge if it takes you longer than a day or two to eat it all.