Sweet Potato Pone (Cajun)

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READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 12
YIELD: 12 bars
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • FOR THE PONE: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F, then butter a 9"x9"x2" baking dish.
  • In a mixing bowl, with a hand-held mixer, cream the sugar & butter, then gradually beat in the molasses & orange juice.
  • In another container, from the 1 lemon, mince the zest & set it aside while removing & discarding the white pith from the lemon. After that, seed the lemon & chop the pulp fine, before adding this pulp to the sugar/butter mixture, along with the orange zest, eggs, seasonings & brandy, mixing well to combine.
  • Add the grated sweet potatoes & mix well, then smooth this mixture into the prepared baking dish & bake for 1 hour.
  • FOR THE CANDIED LEMON SLICES: Meanwhile, cut the 2 lemons crosswise into 1/8-inch slices & remove the seeds.
  • In a covered pan, boil the sugar with the water for 5 minutes, then remove the cover & boil rapidly until syrup reaches the soft-ball stage (236 degrees F), then remove the pan from the heat.
  • Dip lemon slices in the syrup & put them on a baking sheet to dry until ready to use.
  • As soon as the pone is done, transfer the entire pone square to a rack to cool.
  • When cooled, cut into 12 bars & top each with a candied lemon slice.
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