Sweet Potato Pone Aka Potato Pound of Belize

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

I found this recipe on a website for the cuisine of Belize. I love sweet potatoes so this will be made soon. This is very similar to a bread pudding with the substitution of sweet potatoes for bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease a 9x13 pyrex dish.
  2. Preheat oven to 450.
  3. Wash, peel, and grate sweet potatoes.
  4. In large bowl, combine sweet potatoes, ginger, raisins, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Add milk and butter; stirring to incorporate throughout mixture.
  7. Pour into pyrex dish.
  8. Bake on the bottom shelf of your oven for 30 minutes.
  9. Lower oven temperature to 350.
  10. Move dish to top shelf.
  11. Cook for an additional hour until top is brown, knife comes out clean.
  12. The top will look very sticky.


Most Helpful

The sweet potatoes used in this recipe is not the American yellow yam. It is the one called bonito and has a purple skin. I would also add two cups of water.

Lialeonor July 14, 2013

We love sweet potatoes too. My first Belize recipe. Made as posted using pure vanilla which along with the coconut milk gave it a nice touch. We thought it a tad sweet too but very flavorful.

Gerry July 08, 2008

Delicious and super easy to do! And the smell is to die for. I love the ginger root in this. I made a half recipe but followed all the timings as stated and then put into 9 inch square baking dish. I also used cinnamon. DH thought it was a tad sweet so I think that when I make it again I will use nutmeg instead of cinnamon. Notice the dietary fiber and potassium of this-high. Thanks TLu for sharing a wonderful Belizean recipe. Made for ZWT4 the Flying Dutchess'.

WiGal June 18, 2008

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