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sweet potato dumplings

(6 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Callie Hill
Moulton, AL

These sweet potato dumplings are are a great appetizer to make year-round but are especially perfect to make around the holidays.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If you love candied sweet potatoes, you need to try this simple recipe. Callie suggests serving these as an appetizer, but they are a delicious dessert too. Sweet potato patties can be found in the frozen food aisle at grocery stores. Turning them into nuggets is a great way to use them. The crescent roll dough holds in the sweet potato and creates the dumpling. While cooking, it is swimming in a buttery and sweet syrup. Dusted with cinnamon it's the perfect complement of flavors.

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(6 ratings)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For sweet potato dumplings

  • 2 can
    crescent rolls
  • 1 pkg
    sweet potato patties (cut in half)
  • 2 c
  • 2 c
  • 1 1/2 stick
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp
    cinnamon for sprinkling on top

How To Make sweet potato dumplings

  • Oven preheating to 350.
    Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Cutting sweet potato patties in half.
    Cut each patty in half.
  • Placing sweet potato half in crescent dough triangle.
    Open and unroll the crescent rolls. Separate the triangles. Place each sweet potato patty on the wide end of each triangle.
  • Sweet potato completely wrapped in crescent dough.
    As you roll up each sweet potato half in the crescent roll, tuck the ends in. They don't have to be perfect, they don't have to be sealed so it's okay if the sweet potatoes aren't completely covered.
  • Wrapped sweet potatoes in a baking dish.
    After you finish rolling them up, place them in a 9x13" glass baking dish with the pointy end of the crescent roll facing down.
  • Water, sugar, corn starch, and butter in a saucepan.
    In a saucepan, combine the water, sugar, and corn starch. Mix well. Add the butter. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.
  • Pouring in vanilla extract.
    Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Sugar mixture poured over the sweet potato dumplings.
    Pour the sugar mixture over the dumplings.
  • Sprinkling cinnamon over the dumplings.
    Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Dumplings baking in the oven.
    Bake in the preheated 350° F oven for 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Sweet Potato Dumplings with ice cream.
    Let sit 15-20 minutes before serving.