Sweet Potato Cobbler - A Decadent but Easy Dessert

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Oct. 05, 2012

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.


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



1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.


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.


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


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


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.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Ready In: 60 Minutes
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 593Calories from Fat 235

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g40%

Saturated Fat 12 g60%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 337 mg14.04%

Total Carbohydrates 87 g29%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 36 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet