Saturday, September 26, 2009

Holiday Sweet Potato Cobbler

Do you smell that in the air? It's the holidays. They are coming up so quick on us aren't they?

Here is a recipe for a Sweet Potato Cobbler that will be at hit at your feast. It was given to me by a patient at work. She recently had knee replacement surgery and we talk recipes while I help her through her torture...I mean treatment. She is a trooper!

I made a half recipe this first time because I knew my kids wouldn't eat it. That was quite all right. More for my husband and me!

It has a layer of Granny Smiths and a spicy orange juice syrup that tastes just like an apple cobbler. It is delicious with the crumb topping I made or the pie crust that was suggested in the original recipe. Either's a treat!

Sweet Potato Cobbler

  • 4 medium-size sweet potatoes
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, divided
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar

Pierce sweet potatoes several times with a fork, and place on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.

Place apple slices in an even layer in a lightly greased 13- x- 9-inch baking dish; top with sweet potato slices.

Stir together 1 1/2 cups orange juice and next 6 ingredients. Pour over sweet potato mixture. Dot with 6 tablespoons butter.

Sprinkle 1/2 cup chopped pecans on a cutting board. Unfold 1 pie crust, and place on pecans; gently roll pie crust dough into pecans. Cut with a leaf-shaped cookie cutter; place leaves over sweet potato mixture. Repeat procedure with remaining 1/2 cup chopped pecans and pie crust.

Microwave remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a 1-cup glass measuring cup at HIGH 20 to 30 seconds or until melted. Brush butter over crust, and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons granulated sugar.

Bake at 400° for 45 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.

For crumb topping:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Combine flour and sugar in a food processor; pulse to combine. Add chilled butter; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in pecans; sprinkle over potato mixture.

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  1. Yay, another yummy sweet potato recipe! This one is another winner though I think I'd leave out the apples and up the sweet potato. I'm thinking that is would be a good dish to add to our Thanksgiving feast!

  2. Yes, I can smell it!!!! And it smells amazing ;) Yum, another one for the "to-try" files!

  3. this blows unique out of the water...can I copy this?

  4. Ingrid: I was skeptical about the apples too, but they were delicious!

    girlchef: You won't be disappointed.

    doggybloggy: I'd love to see your take on this!

  5. I bet this was delicious! I love the potato and apple combo and the crumbs on top - my favorite!

  6. This sounds utterlt to die for delicious. I am so so so so trying this soon!! Perfect holiday fare!

  7. I haven't seen a sweet potato recipe like this before. It looks yummy, thanks for sharing!

  8. My husband would pretty much ADORE this recipe. It's going on the 'must try' list for our annual 'Practice Thanksgiving' Dinner.

  9. oh i bet the smell just fills the house, mmmmm, such a comfort! this looks wonderful!

  10. I know that my children would turn up their noses at this but I think I would like it. I haven't had many adventures with sweet potatoes. Looks like a yummy harvest recipe!

  11. While I don't like sweet potatoes, I think my family that do will love this. Thanks!

  12. I've never tried anything like that before. It sure sounds yummy!

  13. Love sweet potato recipes. Thank you. Thank you.

  14. Wow sweet potatoes and apples?!! This sounds tempting and looks fabulous!

  15. WoW!! I've used some of your recipes off of Teresa's blog (um, Oreo truffles?!? Hello!!) and couldn't resist taking a peak for myself. I'm a fan!!


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