Sunshine Pudding

There was a recipe that my mom made. It was custard-y, and it was made with orange Kool-Aid,orange juice and sweet potatoes and carrots.I believe it was called ” Sunshine Pudding,” and it was in a diet cookbook. I cannot find it anywhere.Can you help?

This is a great childhood memory for me,and my mom made it knowing I hated carrots and sweet potatoes and I would put a dollop (or three đŸ˜‰ ) of Cool-Whip on it and eat it right up.

Tina

From The Hillbilly Housewife

I couldn’t find the exact recipe you were looking for. I did find a sweet potato and carrot custard that comes close though. Let’s see if HBHW readers have better luck. Of course you could give the recipe below a try and add a packet of Orange Kool Aid to see if that does the trick. I’m sure it would add to the yummy orange flavor of the custard.

Sweet Potato & Carrot Custard 

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • dash of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash of allspice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel the sweet potatoes and carrots and cut them into chunks. Put them in a baking dish, sprinkle with salt and dot with the butter. Cover and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until the vegetables are softened.

Put the vegetable into a food processor, or mash them in a bowl with a fork or pastry blender. Add the orange juice as you blend or mash. Once you have a puree, add the eggs one at a time and blend until well mixed in.

Finally, add the sugar and spices and pour the custard into a buttered baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until set.

A baked custard made with sweet potatoes, carrots and orange juice.

This is the closest recipe I could find and it turns out quite tasty. Let’s see if HBHW readers have some other ideas for you. If you have the recipe Tina is looking for, please share it in the comments below.

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