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Sweet Potato Cobbler

This old-fashioned Sweet Potato Cobbler recipe includes a homemade drop biscuit topping. The flavors of maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg permeate this delicious sweet potato dessert. Serve this cobbler with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream to complete the sweet experience.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 486kcal


Sweet Potato Filling

Drop Biscuit Topping


Sweet Potato Filling

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Add sweet potatoes to a large pot of water and bring to a boil. Cook until just fork tender, about 7-10 minutes. Drain.
    2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • Layer half of the sweet potatoes into the bottom of a medium casserole dish.
  • Drizzle on half of the maple syrup.
    1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Combine the sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.
    1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons all purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Sprinkle half of the sugar and spice mixture over the potatoes.
  • Repeat with the remaining potatoes, maple syrup and sugar and spice mixture.

Drop Biscuit Topping

  • Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or fork until bits of butter, no larger than a pea, remain.
    2 cup all purpose flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Whisk together the egg and milk and add to the flour mixture. Gently stir until just combined.
    1 egg, 2/3 cup whole milk
  • Dollop spoonfuls of the dough onto the top of the cherries. Sprinkle on extra sugar, if desired.
  • Cover loosely with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
  • Serve as is, with whipped cream or ice cream. 


Tips and Techniques

  • Fresh sweet potatoes work best, but you can use canned, if necessary. If you choose to use canned sweet potatoes, you may find that they get super soft after baking in the cobbler.
  • Store leftovers tightly covered in the refrigerator. Consume within 4-5 days for best results.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 634mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 16589IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 3mg