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Sweet Potato Cobbler - A Decadent But Easy Dessert

Whether you're an accomplished cook or a beginning cook, you will be able to make this easy homemade dessert. You'll also be able to make this recipe during the Holiday Season.
Ingredients
  Sweet potato/Yam 2 Pound, peeled, cut into very small pieces (cut into ¾ inch cubes)
  Granular sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Light brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Melted butter 8 Tablespoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extarct 1 Teaspoon
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Cornstarch 3 Tablespoon (Leveled)
  Pie crust 2 Large
  Eggs 1 Medium, beaten
  Water 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

MAKING
2. Place the cubed sweet potatoes in a large pot and pour over enough water until the water level is about 2 inches over the potatoes.
3. Place the pot over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Cook until fork tender.
4. Using a slotted spoon, scoop out the potatoes and place them into a lightly buttered 9 x 13 x 2 baking dish. Set aside. Reserve 3 cups of the water that the potatoes were boiled in and set aside. Pour out the remaining water left in the pot.
5. Next, combine the sugar, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and the 3 cups of reserved water back into the pot and stir. Gently stir and bring the sauce to a simmer over medium to medium-high heat, about 5 to 8 minutes.
6. In a medium size bowl, combine the cornstarch and about ¾ cup of the mixture and whisk well until there are no lumps.
7. Next, whisk the sauce while pouring the cornstarch mixture back into simmering sauce. Turn the heat up to medium-high heat and bring to a light boil, takes about 5 to 10 minutes. Shut off the heat. Pour the sauce over the sweet potatoes.
8. Take one of the pie crusts and cut it in half. Take one half and cut it into ¾ inch strips.
9. If you like uncooked dumplings then immerse the pie crust strips into the sauce.
10. If you like cooked dumplings then place the pie crust strips onto a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 400 degrees F, for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
11. Once the pie crust strips are cool enough to handle, break them up into bite size pieces and gently immerse them into the sauce and sweet potatoes as shown in the video.
12. Place the remaining pie crust on top of the sauce and sweet potatoes. Fold the excess pie crust against the sides of the baking dish.
13. In a small bowl, combine the egg and the water and slightly beat. Brush the top of the cobbler with the egg wash.
14. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Once cooked, allow the cobbler to set for about 10 minutes before serving.

SERVING
15. You can serve it as it is or along with a scoop of whipped cream or ice-cream.

NOTE
“Fork” tender means a fork should be able to pierce the sweet potatoes easily with the least amount of resistance.

TIP
Since this cobbler is made with sweet potatoes it will thicken after being refrigerated. Simply reheat the desired amount of leftovers in the microwave or oven.

Things You Will Need
Oven

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cobbler
Ingredient: 
Sweet Potato
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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