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Easy Sweet Potato Pone

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This easy sweet potato pone recipe takes 10 minutes of active prep time, and is one of our favorite soul food treats to make – and to eat! Paired with warming spices and decadent sweet potatoes, we guarantee you’ll be hooked on this! This recipe makes 6-8 servings, and is 100% vegetarian.

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What is Sweet Potato Pone?

Pones are a popular Southern dish reminiscent of a pudding and a cake. While typically made with corn, pones can also be made with other root vegetables, such as in this sweet potato pone recipe.

Traditionally, the pone is cooked in a round skillet that’s either fried over the fire, or baked in the oven. It’s considered soul food!

In this recipe, we will be baking the sweet potato pone, and you are free to use a square baking dish if you don’t have a round dish.

Ready to start?

What You Need to Make Sweet Potato Pone

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sweet potato, grated or mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1⁄2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup butter
  • 1⁄2 cup milk
  • 1⁄4 cup molasses, sub maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lemon, zested

How to Make Sweet Potato Pone

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease an 8×8 baking dish with butter. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the butter and sugar. Cream until well-combined, then stir in the eggs. Add the sweet potatoes, milk, molasses, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and lemon zest.
  3. Pour the pone mixture into the prepared baking dish and top with brown sugar.
  4. Bake until pone is set, about 55-65 minutes. Allow the pone to cool, then slice into pieces (I like to slice mine into squares). ENJOY!

Un-Traditional Variations

If you know me, you absolutely know that I am all for fusion recipes! While this sweet potato pone recipe is incredible on its own, I sometimes like to add some un-traditional mix-ins to this recipe! Here are a few suggestions I recommend:

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Sweet Potato Pone Slices

Sweet Potato Pone

DWELL by Michelle
This easy sweet potato pone recipe takes 10 minutes of active prep time, and is one of our favorite soul food treats to make – and to eat! Paired with warming spices and decadent sweet potatoes, we guarantee you'll be hooked on this! This recipe makes 6-8 servings, and is 100% vegetarian.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Calories 354 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound sweet potato , grated or mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1⁄2 cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1⁄2 cup milk
  • ¼ cup mollasses or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 lemon , zested

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease an 8×8 baking dish with butter. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the butter and sugar. Cream until well-combined, then stir in the eggs. Add the sweet potatoes, milk, molasses, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and lemon zest.
  • Pour the pone mixture into the prepared baking dish and top with brown sugar.
  • Bake until pone is set, about 55-65 minutes. Allow the sweet potato pone to cool, then slice into pieces (I like to slice mine into squares). ENJOY!
Keyword afternoon snack, dessert, easy dessert recipes, easy potato recipes, easy snack recipes, easy snacks, sweet recipe

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