Southern Sweet Potato Cobbler

Southern Sweet Potato Cobbler

This old-fashioned sweet potato cobbler is a Mississippi favorite. Sliced sweet potatoes are baked in a spiced syrup with a crusty cake-like topping.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat the oven to 350 F. Have ready a 2 1/2- to 3-quart shallow baking dish.
  2. Step 2

    Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Peel the sweet potatoes. Slice them into rounds about 1/2-inch thick or cut into bite-sized chunks and add them to the boiling water.
  3. Step 3

    Cover the pan and cook for about 12 to 14 minutes, or just until they are tender but still firm in the center when pierced with a fork. 
  4. Step 4

    Put the butter in the baking dish and place it in the oven until the butter has melted, 3 to 5 minutes. Watch carefully to make sure the butter doesn't burn.
  5. Step 5

    In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and milk. Spoon the batter over the center of the melted butter. Do not stir.
  6. Step 6

    To make the syrup, combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar, hot water, vanilla, and cinnamon. Stir until the sugars are dissolved.
  7. Step 7

    Arrange the sweet potatoes over the batter and pour the syrup mixture over the sweet potatoes.
  8. Step 8

    Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
  9. Step 9

    Serve with ice cream,  whipped cream, or whipped topping.