Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sweet Potato Tamale Dessert

You came by just at the right time, we have just finished dinner and we are having a wonderful new dessert with our coffee. Sit right down and I will get you some coffee and my Sweet Potato Tamale Dessert.

Sweet Potato Tamale Dessert
I love making tamales and had so much fun developing this Sweet Potato Tamale Dessert. With a little southwest bite at the end.
Prepare The Filling
Spread The Dough On The Corn Husk and Add The Filling
Steam The Tamale
Sweet Potato Tamale Dessert
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Makes 12 Tamales
Dough
Use the Tamale Dough Recipe on The Christmas Eve Tamale Tutorial Link:Christmas Eve Tamale Tutorial
Corn Husk
Use The Instructions for the Corn Husk found on The Christmas Eve Tamale Tutorial Link(see above)
Sweet Potato Filling
2 cups of mashed roasted sweet potatoes
1/2 cup brown sugar or sugar substitute
1/3 cup whole cranberry sauce
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cumin
Dash of Cayenne Pepper
Dash of Salt
1/2 cup roasted chopped pecans
Roast the sweet potato skin on at 400 degrees for 45 minutes or until soft. Let the potatoes cool then peel. In a mixing bowl mash the potatoes with a potato masher leaving some of the potato whole. Add the remainder of the ingredients and mix well.
Using the corn husk, line the corn husk with the tamale dough according to the directions in the tutorial. After the dough is on the corn husk, place 2 tablespoons of the filling in each tamale, roll the tamale and tie it.
Place the tamales in a steamer with a very tight lid and steam for 1 hour. Let dry for at least 10 minutes before serving.
I am serving the Sweet Potato Tamale Dessert with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon.
Print Recipe

Enjoy!

It was so nice to have you 'al drop by for dessert. I am bringing this dessert to Full Plate Thursday, hope to see you here. Be careful on your drive home and come back soon!
Peace and Joy 




























40 comments:

  1. Very interesting and delicious looking dessert. I'd love to try to make this sometime.

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  2. That looks delicious. Have a wonderful day.

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  3. That filling looks fantastic!! Hope you saved me one!

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  4. I have never heard of this before. It looks so good! You seem to be a very good cook! Of course, another recipe I'll have to try!

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  5. These look great, I hope to come and visit on Full Plate Thursday.

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  6. I love to see a tamale recipe. Looks good. Perhaps one day I shall try making one. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I never thought about it as a dessert, but oh, yeah, bring it on!!

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  8. Wholly cow right now are you kidding me....MOM truly this one is out of the park. You have started a revolution in the tamale world. This looks amazing and I will be buying the ingredients and whipping this one up immediately. Great job oh wise one of the kitchen Table.....hee hee.....serioulsy I take off my apron to you.

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  9. Looks good. Thanks for stopping by today!

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  10. That looks really good and different too. I've never made tamales before, but I've wanted to try. I like the sound of this dessert version.

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  11. Oh my gosh, these look awesome Ms. Helen! Love the combination of sweet potato and cranberries.

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  12. Mom....mom...mom..... you are so mean!!! When does the second cookbook come out??

    I might make these for my dinner party this Saturday.

    Luvs ya!

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  13. I have been thinking about making tamales but have been a little afraid to try. It seems like quite an effort. Hmm. I'll have to rethink it after seeing your post today. Love the pictures.

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  14. this always looks so beautiful to me and I've always wanted to make them. You make it look so easy :)

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  15. nice post..
    thank's for the information ^_^
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  16. Sweet Tamales are such a fun variation...your sweet potato version sounds beyond fantastic. I'm so happy that you shared them with the hearth and soul hop this week :D

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  17. Yumm, this looks mouth-watering delicious!

    ~Mary

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  18. How interesting! I've never seen anything like this, but just from reading your post it sounds delicious!

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  19. Didn't know sweet potatoes could be a dessert! Thanks for visiting at www.aseasonforallthings.blogspot.com. I'm your newest follower! See you Thursday! ~ Ellen

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  20. I love tamales, but I have never had a tamale dessert, it sounds and looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    -Brenda

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  21. Dear Helen

    Thanks for visiting me at Create With Joy! What a unique dessert! I have signed up to follow you and look forward to joining you at Full Plate Thursdays!

    Hugs
    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  22. I've never seen a dessert tamale. This is an interesting sounding dessert. Thanks for sharing it.
    And thanks for stopping by and checking out my recipe at Home Matters. I will plan to join you for Full Plate Thursday!

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  23. sweet tamales, that's new and sounds delicious. Another great dish from Miz Helen
    I have to check out in detail the tutorial about making tamales and try my hand on some.
    thanks for sharing,
    best wishes,
    Roxana

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  24. I love making (and eating!) tamale too...but this one is completely new to me! It sounds so interesting, & looks so good. I have a feeling that my curiousity will get the best of me, & I will end up making this!

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  25. The flavours in your sweet potato tomale dessert sound just wonderful! What a treat!

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  26. Well that is news to me - dessert tamales - but really why not? These sound so yummy and full of goodness. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

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  27. Wow - what a wonderful dessert. I have never had tamales - not something we have in New Zealand - but I have seen them on TV and the web, and think your idea of a sweet variation is fabulous.
    Sue :-)

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  28. This looks fantastic! What a nice dessert! Thanks for sharing :)

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  29. My son loves sweet potatoe. I have booked mark this for when my kitchen is up and running. Thanks for inviting my to full plate thursday, i will link up!

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  30. I've never had a sweet tamale, but I love all of the ingredients so I'm sure I'd love it. Sweet potatoes are so delicious and good for you too! :)

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  31. i am loving this idea! at a mexican grocery in my neighborhood they have masa in strawberry flavor...and i have been wondering what a sweet tamale would taste like....and now i know because yours looks amazing! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

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  32. These look TO DIE FOR!!!! I can not WAIT to try them out!!!

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  33. Sweet Potato Tamales?!?! You're a genious Miz Helen. Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  34. This sounds/looks delicious. Very creative!

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  35. Interesting. Didn't know Tamale can be a desserts too. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. I've never had the opportunity to enjoy a sweet tamale, though I've heard of them. THis sounds amazing.

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  38. Wow! What an original a delicious twist on tamales! They sound incredible!

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  39. YUM! And so different too.

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