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Camotes Enmielados

Camotes Enmielados – YES PLEASE! This yummy dessert is made of sweet potatoes drenched in a delicious piloncillo sauce. It’s easy to make and completely irresistible. 
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 113kcal



  • Chop sweet potatoes into bite-sized one-inch pieces.
  • Peeling the skin is optional.
  • Put the sweet potato into a large stockpot.
  • Add the water, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, and piloncillo stick.
  • Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Serve into a bowl with some of the liquid from the pot.
  • Add milk, if desired.


Can’t find piloncillo? No problemo. Use 1 cup of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons molasses.
To peel or not to peel? Leaving the skin on will give it a nice texture, but it’s really up to you and personal preference. 
How Long Does It Last? Camotes Enmielados lasts up to 5 days in the fridge and up to 6 months in an airtight, sealable plastic bag.


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 16056IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1mg