Sweet Potato Jam

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Delicious sweet potato jam

Delicious sweet potato jam

Sweet Potato Jam……my new found love! It tastes incredibly good. It’s great with crackers or toasts. Sweet potatoes are nutritious, high in fiber and very good for health. I love them very much whether steamed, boiled, baked or made into desserts.

I was sitting in front of a few sweet potatoes and wondering what to cook this time. I had made Sweet Potato Donuts and Sweet Potato Cake. Suddenly I thought, ”What about Sweet Potato Jam?” It sounded great. Immediately I got down to giving it a go after remembering how we made egg jam, called ‘kaya’, in Malaysia. I was greatly thrilled when it turned out very delicious. Here’s my recipe to share.

6 eggs
250g sugar
500g sweet potatoes
200g coconut cream

beat the eggs and sugar

beat the eggs and sugar

Beat the eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl until the sugar dissolves.

Steam the sweet potatoes

Steam the sweet potatoes

Peel the potatoes, cut into smaller pieces and steam until cooked.

Mash it while it is still hot.

Add everything and mix well

Add everything and mix well

Add the coconut cream and egg mixture and mix well.

Cooked sweet potato jam

Cooked sweet potato jam

Put the sweet potato mixture into a double boiler to cook. Stir every now and then until the mixture thickens. Let cool completely.

This sweet potato jam goes great with crackers, bread or even steamed glutinous rice. It is even suitable for vegetarians. I would say this is a healthier jam which is high in fiber and nutritious. You can use less sugar if you like as the sweet potatoes are already very sweet.

Do you love sweet potatoes? How do you like it cooked?  Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other sweet potato recipes that you may be interested in:
Sweet Potato Balls For Dessert
Sweet Potato Tortoise-shaped Chinese Dessert (Angku)
Sweet Potato Donuts
Popular Malaysian Dessert (Bubur Cha Cha)
Sweet Potato Cake
Healthy, Humble, Sweet Potatoes

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Divina  on November 19th, 2009

Never heard of sweet potato jam. But now I know. You do love sweet potatoes. I love them too. They’re do stabilize our blood glucose evenly throughout the day. Although just not too much.:D

penny aka jeroxie  on November 19th, 2009

Oh! This looks like a winner to me. I think I will make a whole lot of jam collections to give away for xmas.

Stacy  on November 19th, 2009

Looks great Mary!

Sook  on November 19th, 2009

Mary! This looks so amazing! Sweet potato jam, wow, what a creative way to eat sweet potatoes! I bet it tastes great. I want to make this sometime.

The Klutzy Cook  on November 19th, 2009

Fantastic Mary. I’ve just been to the markets and picked up a swag of sweet potatoes. I know the kids will love this - so I’m making some tomorrow. Thanks.

Mary  on November 19th, 2009

@Divina - Thanks for sharing. I love sweet potatoes and cook it often. Agree with you not to over eat especially those who want to lose weight or seldom exercise. The best rule is to eat in moderation and choose the better evil for better health

@Penny - Great idea to jam this to your jam collection as a give away. Your friends would love you for that.

@Stacy - Thanks for visiting and leaving your lovely comment.

@Sook - Thanks for your compliment. I love it. Trying to figure out what else I can do with it apart from eating it with crackers and toasts. Will share more. Hope you try out soon.

@The Klutzy Cook - Lovely to know you are trying out tomorrow. I hope your kids love it. Would love to know what other ways you have it.

Shirley  on November 19th, 2009

You beat me to it again! Lol! We should start a “sweet potato club”

kristy  on November 19th, 2009

Wow, I’ve never try this either! Sounds so refreshing and yummy. I think this goes well with the sticky glutinous rice huh!

Mary  on November 19th, 2009

@Shirley - LOL…I guess I love sweet potato more than you then. Sweet Potato Club? What a lovely idea!You have already one member….ME:)

@Kristy - Thanks for the suggestion. More ideas for me now. Would be lovely with steamed glutinous rice. I’ll add coconut milk to the rice too. That would be such a delicious combination….yum

3hungrytummies  on November 19th, 2009

Haha Mary, do you have a sweet potato farm?? :) Thanks for the recipe, first time I’ve heard from this jam, sounds good!

Mary  on November 19th, 2009

@3hungrytummies - Oh…I wish I have a sweet potato farm! My parents used to grow a lot of sweet potatoes when we were young. They grew different types and all of them are very nice. Maybe my retirement plan :) I really love this jam. It has a very lovely flavour of sweet potato and coconut.

Jeannie  on November 19th, 2009

Wow, Mary, does it tastes anything like kaya? I would love this if it does! The last time I baked a potato, it burst in the oven! Serves me right for not punching some holes on the skin.

yasmeen  on November 19th, 2009

I usually love them plain baked.But also use it in quick breads sometimes.Love the idea of Jam :D

foodlovee  on November 19th, 2009

this sure looks like a sweet potato season with Mary.Your jam looks great it’s a must try.

Mary  on November 19th, 2009

@Jeannie - It’s quite similar except that it has the fragrance of sweet potatoes too which I like. So I think it depends on individual. Oh no…be careful when you bake potatoes, especially in microwave oven. That can be very dangerous.

@Yasmeen - Thanks for sharing. I would love to try that in bread. Haven’t tried that yet.

@foodlovee - Haha…really sounds like sweet potato season for me. Hope to try out more recipes.

cheah  on November 19th, 2009

Wow, you are a great innovator. Never dreamt of sweet potato jam, must taste nice with eggs and coconut milk.

Mathea  on November 19th, 2009

Mary, you have such a knack for finding great ways to use sweet potatoes! I just love that!

Mary  on November 19th, 2009

@cheah - Thanks for your compliment. I think the mind can be creative when you want it badly…that’s what happens to me…hehe. I love sweet potatoes a lot. I’m glad to have found more ways to eat them.

@Mathea - My love for sweet potatoes drives me to find more ways to eat them. Just wonder what is next :)

Drick  on November 19th, 2009

very nice indeed - throw a few pecans and peaches in there and I’ll have my thanksgiving casserole….

Natasha - 5 Star Foodie  on November 19th, 2009

Wow, I love this idea! Sweet potato jam sounds incredible, I can’t wait to try this!

Mary  on November 19th, 2009

@Drick - Thanks for your suggestions. I’m sure pecans and peaches would go great with this jam. I have to try that. I’m learning more here.

@Natasha - If you like sweet potato, I believe you will like this jam. The lovely flavour of sweet potato and coconut is beautiful.

Brie  on November 19th, 2009

ooo, my fiance loves sweet potatoes - i’ll have to make this to use with leftovers this year. thanks!

Mary  on November 19th, 2009

@Brie - Give a try. I think he’ll like it if he loves sweet potatoes. I really like this jam.

joylicious  on November 20th, 2009

YUM YUM YUM! I love sweet potato but as a jam? I bet it’s even better!

Mary  on November 20th, 2009

@Joylicious - It is delicious. I like it. I love the combination of flavour of the sweet potato and coconut. Hope you try out soon.

Genial  on November 23rd, 2009

This is so yummy! I’m gona try making this. Thank you for the steps done in photos too! Very helpful indeed. I really like how you leave a wonderful quote at the last bit of your page. Such a great impact to the readers :)

Mary  on November 23rd, 2009

@Genial - Thanks for your lovely compliment. That’s very encouraging :)I’m so glad to hear that you find the steps in photos very helpful.

Patty  on December 2nd, 2009

incredible! I love sweet potato, too, and find that it is an excellent source of beta carotene for my two little girls (3 and 1). As they like both sweet potato and jam, I’ll definitely try your recipe! Thanks for sharing!

Mary  on December 2nd, 2009

@Patty - Exciting to know you love sweet potato too. You can make more layers so that it looks more appealing. Your girls will enjoy peeling the layers to eat.

leslie  on July 18th, 2011

I was looking and comparing this recipes to others and they say that the jam is really perishable and I was wondering your thought on this matter

Mary  on July 18th, 2011

@Lesli - Thanks very much for dropping by! I must say that anything homemade must be consumed within a short time unlike those sold in the shops. This is because no preservatives are used when you make at home. That’s why homemade is still the best. However, if you add in lots more sugar, it can be kept longer, though I won’t advice too much longer. And I don’t like my food too sweet. hope my answer helps. Have fun cooking! :D

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