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Sweet Potato Cobbler

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This non-traditional sweet potato cobbler is foolproof and incredibly delicious.

A mouthwatering cozy cobbler, this simple sweet topping makes this dessert one of the easiest old-fashioned recipes ever. 

sweet potato cobbler recipe.

Why you will love this Cobbler Recipe. 

 A perfect sweet potato recipe – There is no doubt that sweet potatoes reign in winter.

From crock pot sweet potato casserole to stovetop sweet potatoes, the desire for these beautiful cut orange potatoes smothered in marshmallows and brown sugar is strong.

This sweet potato cobbler is just as delightful of a menu choice, although less known, and is incredibly good. 

And unlike a sweet potato pie, it requires no skill whatsoever in crust making.

The Cobbler is a true definition of a cobbler with a sweet combination of sugar, flour, and better, and is a festive take on this southern dessert. 

  Ingredients

  • Sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • Bring on the Flavor – vanilla extract, cinnamon stick, brown sugar, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Pantry Dry goods – granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, and baking powder.
  • Butter
  • Egg 

How to make Sweet Potato Cobbler

  1. Place sweet potatoes in a saucepan and add enough water to cover them.
  2. Stir in granulated sugar, vanilla, and a cinnamon stick.
  3. Heat over medium-high heat, and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to simmer for 8 minutes. Remove from heat drain and discard cinnamon stick.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 and grease a small baking dish or 9″ round pie plate with nonstick cooking spray.
sweet potatoes boiling with sugar
  1. Place sweet potatoes into the prepared pan.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Use a pastry blender to cut in butter until it’s in small chunks.
  4. Fold in egg and vanilla and mix well.
  5. Spoon crumbly mixture on sweet potatoes and bake for 30-35 minutes or until hot and golden brown around the edges.
  6. Remove sweet potato cobbler from the oven and cool until warm. Serve warm.
adding homemade cobbler to the sweet potato casserole dish.

TIPS

  • It is truly a cobbler as the top “crust” is sweet. This would also be delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but it’s so good as-is.
plate of cobbler.

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Sweet Potato Cobbler


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Sweet potato cobbler with homemade cobbler topping, delicious and easy brown sugared sweet potatoes, a mouthwateringly amazing holiday dessert or side dish.

Ingredients
 

Sweet Potato Cobbler

  • 2-3 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2" cubes
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cinnamon stick 2 inches
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch

Cobbler Topping

  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp.  salt
  • 1 stick butter cold and cubed
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Place sweet potatoes in a saucepan and add enough water to cover them.
  • Stir in granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon stick. Heat potatoes and sugar mixture over medium-high heat, and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to simmer potatoes for 8 minutes.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat, drain and discard the cinnamon stick. 
  • Preheat oven to 375 and grease a small baking dish or 9" round pie plate with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place cooked sweet potatoes into the prepared pan.
  •  In a mixing bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Use a pastry blender to cut in cold butter pieces until the flour is in small, crumbly chunks.
  • Fold in egg and vanilla extract and mix the topping well.
  • Spoon crumbly mixture on top of sweet potatoes (which are in the pan already) and bake for 30-35 minutes or until hot and golden brown around the edges. 
  • Remove sweet potato cobbler from the oven and cool until warm. Serve warm. 

Notes

Serve warm and optionally with scoop of ice cream.

Nutrition

Serving: 1

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