Never judge a recipe byits name alone! You never know what you might be missing! This is the case of the beloved Dominican dessert Habichuelas con Dulce. This delectable bean-based dessert is especially enjoyed during Holy Week. Its rich, creamy consistency pairs really nicely with starchy pieces of batata and raisins. It’s equally delicious chilled or warm — for those who can’t wait — and it’s served with traditional milk cookies and yuca (cassava) bread, known as casabe.
To cut down on the fat content of the original recipe, I used low-fat milks and skipped the butter that is added at the end of the cooking process in various regions of the Dominican Republic. Also, because this, like many other desserts, tends to be high in carbohydrates, feel free to use sugar substitute in place of sugar. These are just suggestions for healthier, but similarly enjoyable recipes.