Boniatillo (White Sweet Potato Pudding)

Recipe from Eloy Guzman.

This Cuban dessert is more savory than sweet, but will leave you satisfied after a delicious meal!  This recipe was taught in one of our community classes as part of our Mosaic of Flavors series. 

Prep Time

0 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes


4 Servings


2 sweet potato (white)
2 tablespoons honey
3 cloves star anise
1⁄2 teaspoon butter
  cinnamon, ground
  ginger, ground


Skin and quarter potatoes. Boil until soft, about 10 minutes. Puree potatoes in food processor.

Boil 1 cup water, add 3 star anise cloves and simmer 5 minutes. Pour potatoes into a pan or skillet, warm on low heat and add honey to taste and butter. Add anise water to the potatoes and simmer for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with cinnamon and ginger.

Serve warm.