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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


  • 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.


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