ORANGE SWEET POTATO PONE

Sweet Potato Pone can be served as a side dish or a dessert. This recipe is a dessert.  The only thing mandated is a pone has to be cooked in a cast iron skillet.  I don’t know where this rule comes from all I call tell you is my grandmother said that was the rule. 

4 sweet potatoes, peeled and grated, 1 cup unsalted butter, melted,  1/4 cup light brown sugar, 3/4 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup molasses, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp, mace, 1/4 tsp salt, 2 eggs, 1 cup roughly chopped pecans,1 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract, 1 cup sweetened condensed milk, 1/2 cup evaporated milk,

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Get out a cast iron skillet, lightly spray with butter flavored cooking spray, set it aside.  Get out a bowl, peel, and finely grate the potatoes.  The grated potatoes should measure out to close to 5-6 cups, set it aside. Get out another bowl, add the eggs, beat.  Add the butter, sugar, and molasses, mix well. Add the vanilla, mace, cinnamon, mix well.  Add the milk, mix well.  Add the grated sweet potatoes, fold in.  Add to the skillet and bake uncovered for approximately 1 hour or golden brown.  Cool. when ready to serve, add a dollop of the whipped cream. 

WHIP CREAM

1 cup heavy whipping cream, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, 3/4 tsp. ground mace, 1/4 cup commercial egg nog, 3/4 tsp. dark rum.

Get out a bowl, add all of the ingredients.  Get out the electric mixer.  Mix on low for about 2 minutes.  Increase the speed, mix until Mix on low for about 2 minutes.  Increase the speed continue to beat until the mixture is creamy and thick. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

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