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North Carolina Yam Custard


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North Carolina Yam Custard

Serves 8 as Side.

A Thanksgiving family favourite.


  • 1-1/2 c Half & Half
  • 1 T Butter
  • 3 c Cooked and mashed yams or sweet potatoes
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3/4 c Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp each of Salt, Cinnamon, Ginger & Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 c Bourbon


  • 1/2 c Dark brown sugar
  • 3 T melted butter
  • 1/2 c chopped pecans
  • 1/2 c Flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat 1 cup of half & half and butter in a saucepan. Combine the warm cream/butter mixture and yams in the food processor. Add the remaining half & half, eggs, sugar, salt, spices, bourbon and vanilla. Blend until smooth.

Pour in a 2 Qt. casserole. Mix topping ingredients and put over custard. Bake in hot water bath (bain marie) for approximately 50 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.

Keywords: Side, Vegetarian, Intermediate, Potatoes

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