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Sweet Potato PoneSweet potato pone is made with sweet potatoes and molasses and is traditionally soul food.  It can be served as a dessert or side dish. I serve it as a side dish.   I had not thought about it for years until someone asked me for the recipe on my Facebook page.

3 to 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and grated
1/4 stick of butter or margarine or 4 tablespoons, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup molasses (I used sorghum molasses but can use any kind)
1/2 cup evaporated milk (can use half n half)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Cream butter  and brown sugar with mixer.   Add eggs, molasses, milk, vanilla and spices and continue mixing.  Fold in shredded sweet potatoes.  Bake in sprayed 8 x 8 casserole dish in preheated 300 degree oven about one hour.  Makes about 6 to 8 servings. Enjoy this Sweet Potato Pone!
Note:  Some people add nuts to this. You can also add a little lemon or orange rind, grated, too.
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  1. Is sorghum molasses the same thing as sorghum? We always get north Georgia sorghum every fall to have with fresh hot biscuits.

  2. I think I will replace the molasses with honey and try it with my brunch Christmas morning. My spouse does not care for molasses. We love sweet potatoes.

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