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Mama's Sweet Potato Poon

No recipe image available.This old-time Southern side dish, a rich sweet potato pudding made with molasses, coconut and raisins, is sure to please.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 large egg
8 cups coarsely shredded sweet potatoes
1/2 cup black molasses
1/2 cup self-rising flour
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup dark or golden raisins
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 2-quart casserole dish.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the brown sugar and butter. Beat in the egg. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared dish and bake for 1 1/2 hours or until browned.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of North Carolina Sweetpotato Commission.