Nov 22, 2017

Sweet Potato Pudding or Pone

I always wondered why the grandmamas and mama called this dish a pudding. They all did, so guess that is what it was. To me a pudding was something that was more, well you know, like pudding.

A dear friend of  mine mentioned the other day that her grandma called hers a pone.  I'd forgotten about that and from time to time mine did too!  I'm so glad she reminded me of that.

This dish bakes up and when cooled can be sliced. I had forgotten just how much I love it.  I will make it more often now. I hope you will like it too.

Baked Sweet Potatoes

Do you like sweet potatoes?  We happen to love them around here.  It doesn't matter how you cook them they are delicious!

Sweet Potato Pointers:
You must, if possible, find local sweet potatoes.  They are especially delicious this time of year.  You must bake them in a conventional oven, no Not a microwave for best taste.  Bake at 400 degrees until fork tender, depending on the size it could take 1 to 1 1/2 hrs. 

Look at the picture above.  It may look messy to you, but that juice that has caramelized on the pan is pure sweetness and that is what you hope for. That is the one I would go for first if it were me!

Peeled and mashed
Ready to add other ingredients

Sweet Potato Pudding


3 cups sweet potatoes
2 eggs beaten
1 stick melted butter
1 heaping cup sugar
1 tablespoon self rising flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla

**Note** If you don't like that much butter omit, but melt 2 - 3 tablespoons in baking dish to grease and for flavor.


Preheat over to 375 degrees

 **TIP before adding eggs you can taste your sweet potatoes. They may need more or less sugar & salt depending on the sweetness.  Add the rest of the ingredients tasting again.  If satisfied with the taste add the beaten eggs.

Place stick of butter in pan put in oven to melt
Mash your potatoes by hand.
Add **beaten eggs,sugar, flour, salt cream, cinnamon,nutmeg, and vanilla all at one time, stir or
your hand add more sugar or salt or seasonings to improve flavor. 
Add melted butter a little at first while beating; then add rest.
Beat only until mixed.
Take paper towel and wipe around pan with melted butter still in pan to coat sides also.
Take a large spoon and pour sweet potato mixture into pan.
Take spoon and smooth out evenly in pan.
Bake 45 minutes to an hour checking to see if firm and slight browning.  It will burn on edges if you cook too long so just until set firm and lightly tan.
Remove from oven and cool on rack
Slice in squares when cool
You may serve like that or chill in the fridge.
Optional: Top with some freshly made whipped cream! Yummy!
Keep in the fridge and take out when you want a piece!

Good for two to three days

While we are on the topic of sweet potatoes you might as well visit these posts:

My mama Dot

I need to bring my Grandma's Fried Sweet Potatoes post over to this blog also.
Working on bringing most over from Dolly is Cooking.
That lady could cook the best on her wood stove!

No matter what you call this it is simple yet delicious and I hope you do enjoy it!

We have so much to be thankful for don't we?
I know we sure do and I'm thankful to God for all!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Deep South Magazine also talks about sweet potato pudding or pone

Charleston City Magazine has a recipe as well.


  1. Dolly, I looked at the other 2 recipes but yours is the closest to what Ruby did. She and Mama never wrote down those simple things they did so we lost soooo much! Thanks for a piece of my childhood back again!! Love y'all! And prayers!!

    1. Oh, I sure wish you had their recipes! They were wonderful cooks and Chuck talks about that all of the time. I thank you for writing this. Love you too!

  2. Thank you for this! My grandma made sweet potato pone every week and when she died, so did her recipes. She was illiterate, so didn't leave anything in writing, and my mom and aunt didn't know how to make it. I am excited to make this and remember childhood memories and my grandma. :)

    1. I hope this is a good recipe for you. Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories with us.