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Sweet Potato Cobbler

 Sweet Potato Cobbler
My grandmother used to make the best sweet potato cobbler, but, like many cooks, she didn't follow a recipe. I tried many cobbler recipes before I discovered this one. It's a favorite for church dinners and is a special treat at home.
10-12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 3-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • PASTRY:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • Whipped cream, optional

Directions

  • In a saucepan, cook sweet potatoes in water until crisp-tender, about
  • 10 minutes. Drain, reserving 1-1/2 cups cooking liquid. Layer
  • potatoes in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; add reserved
  • liquid. Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; sprinkle
  • over potatoes. Dot with butter.
  • For pastry, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until mixture
  • resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork

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Sweet Potato Cobbler (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • until a ball forms. On a floured surface, roll pastry into a 13-in.
  • x 9-in. rectangle. Place over filling; cut slits in top. Brush with
  • butter; sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or
  • until top is golden brown. Spoon into dishes; top with whipped cream
  • if desired. Yield: 10-12 servings.