Sweet Potato Cobbler
Gobble up this Sweet Potato Cobbler at your next dinner party. Photo courtesy of the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission.




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October 2009

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Recipe: Sweet Potato Cobbler


Instead of serving the more traditional apple or peach cobbler, shake things up by offering dinner guests a sweet potato cobbler topped with chopped pecans. It's a guaranteed hit with or without vanilla ice cream. Makes 10-12 servings.


Sweet Potato Cobbler



  • 4 large sweet potatos, peeled and sliced 1/2" thick (about 8 cups)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup (1 Stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 (9-inch) round unbaked pie pastry
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  1. Place sweet potato slices in a large saucepan filled with enough lightly salted water to cover them. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer about 7-8 minutes, or until slices are just tender but still firm.
  2. Drain all but 2 cups cooking liquid from pan and remove sweet potato slices. Set slices aside.
  3. To liquid in pan, add sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir to combine.
  4. Add butter and place pan over medium heat. Stir until sugar and flour dissolve, and butter melts.
  5. Return sweet potato slices to pan and let syrup bubble up. Remove from heat.
  6. Preheat oven to 400°.
  7. Cover the bottom of an 8"x10" glass baking dish with one unbaked pie pastry. Layer sweet potato slices in the bottom of the dish. Pour syrup over the slices.
  8. Cut the second pie pastry into 3/4-inch strips and layer on liberally like latticework.
  9. Brush pastry top with milk and then sprinkle with sugar. Scatter pecans over top, if desired.
  10. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until pastry lightly browns and juices bubble up.
  11. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.


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Recipe and photo courtesy of the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission. Other material Lifestyle Direct, Inc. All rights reserved. All images are the copyright of their respective owners.