Sweet Potatoe Brigadeiro
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Serves: 20
Very sweet. Almost tastes like Sweet Potatoe Casserole.
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup sweet potatoe filling (15 oz can)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ⅛ tsp cinnamon
  • granulated sugar for rolling
  1. In a medium non-stick pan, mix the milk, butter, sweet potatoe filling and cinnamon.Stir constantly with a wooden spoon on low heat.
  2. Continue stirring and cooking until it thickens and becomes more difficult to stir. You will start to see the bottom of the pan more clearly. When the mixture seems more like a dough and less like a batter, and it pulls from the sides of the pan easily, it is done. This should take approximately 25 - 30 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a greased plate and spread. Let it cool. (about 30 to 45 minutes)
  4. Put the sugar into a separate dish.
  5. To mold the brigadeiro into balls, take a teaspoonful of mixture and roll it between your buttered hands.
  6. Roll in sugar
  7. Transfer the ball to a mini baking cup or square of parchment for serving. Keep these in refrigerator if saving for a later date.
Make sure the sweet potatoe is pureed. This recipe may take a little longer to cook. Variation: You may replace the sweet potatoe with ½ cup pumpkin puree You may also roll these in a sugar/cinnamon combination or chopped walnuts.