Tennessee Old Maid’s Sweet Potato Pudding

Preparation info

  • Serves

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Classic Home Desserts

By Richard Sax

Published 1994

  • About

Grated, not mashed, sweet potatoes make this very different from other puddings of its type. This is a wonderful old Southern dessert from Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House in Lynchburg, Tennessee, home of Jack Daniel’s whiskey.


  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F, with a rack in the center. Butter a 2-quart baking dish or an 8-