"This recipe comes from my great great aunt Truly Jackson Williams from Tallula , Louisiana who was Papa Hollis' sister." — Great Chef
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sweet potato, cut into chunks
sweetened condensed milk
I am an old Kentucky gal who hs been making sweet potatoes like this for over 50 years and so has my family. It tis delicious and easy to do. Thanksgiving would not be Thanksgiving without it. A large sweet potatoe weighs about apound or little over.
Large is very subjective in some things. potatos and onions are 2 of them. What is large to me might be medium or small to others. I used a sweet potato that weighed about 12oz. That looked large to me since it was the biggest one in the store today. What I got was an overly sweet concoction that was dry on top with the consistance of pudding inside.
I made this the first time 3 yrs ago for Thanksgiving and now it is requested every year for both Thanksgiving and Christmas!!! Just as a warning, using canned yams works, but it doesn;t taste the same or have the same texture.
This was very delicious!! I couldn't get enough of it! I will be making again.
As written, this recipe is absolutely delicious. Just be aware that it isn't the prettiest dish. It is more pudding like than bread like (which is what I originally expected) and the caramelized sugar made me think the dish was very burnt. Still, anyone who has tried it has raved.
I make it as written for Thanksgiving, but I have tried cutting back the butter and sugar when I make it at other times. This is what I have learned:
Half the butter gets you closer to the bread consistency, tastes pretty good, and doesn't ooze butter. On the downside, you can of course taste the missing butter.
Half the brown sugar with all the butter tastes like butter. I do not recommend it.
Half the butter and half the brown sugar gets you the more bread like consistency and doesn't ooze butter, but is definitely much more bland.
I made this dish today for my kids school's fundraiser. It was a great success! I had the first dish to be sold out. I made just a few minor adjustments. I had to make enough for 30 people. I added a 1 cup and 1/2 of karo syrup and allspice besides tripling the amount of sweet potatoes and everything else.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sweet Potato Pone
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 152
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