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Recipe for family meals :

Cajun Sweet Potato Pone

This is one of the recipes that has been provided by Shirley Cline from San Fransisco. (You can contact Shirley by emailing her - click here). Shirley said:

"This is really good. I make it often".


4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 pint whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla
2 T. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
Dash of freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1 tsp. orange zest
1 tsp. lemon zest
1/2 cup flour
1 Tblsp. baking powder

1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup Grape Nuts cereal

  • Boil sweet potatoes until tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Drain and mash.
  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • Lightly butter a 13 x 9 baking dish.
  • In a heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; cook until light brown in color, about 7 minutes.
  • Stir browned butter and remaining ingredients except Topping, into mashed sweet potatoes, blending well.
  • Spread mixture into buttered baking dish; set aside.
  • Prepare Topping by combining all ingredients.
  • Sprinkle Topping evenly over sweet potato mixture.
  • Bake until golden brown and hot, about 30 minutes.
  • Serve hot.

Serves 6 - 8

Shirley Cline