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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 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!  There are lots of other sweet potato recipes on the site if you just type “sweet potatoes” in the search box on any page of this website.

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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