SWEET POTATO PONE

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You can’t go wrong with this classic!

Sweet 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 sweet potato pone for years until someone asked me for the recipe on my Facebook page. I like anything with sweet potatoes and so does my family and anytime you add brown sugar, molasses and spices to a sweet potato, you have a good recipe. Southerners love sweet potatoes and will put them in anything. You might want to check out my sweet potato biscuits!

Sweet Potato Pone

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.

Sweet Potato Pone

This delicious classic has been around a long time. It's the wonderful addition to any holiday meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet Potato Pone
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Some people add nuts to this. You can also add a little lemon or orange rind, grated, too.

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3 Comments

  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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