Sweet Potato Cobbler

Angela Gray


This lovely cobbler was torn out of a Saveur magazine years ago and has flour all over it from use ! The crust is so tender and flaky, it is the star in this wonderful cobbler. Instead of one crust, this cobbler has three. Don't let the long instructions scare you off. Once you have your 3 dough balls rolled out you just form an assembly line. It is really quite easy once you get the hang of it. This recipe is for my brother in law, Hank, who loves my Sweet Potato Cobbler .

★★★★★ 3 votes
10 or so
25 Min
50 Min


3 c
self rising flour
3/4 c
plus 1 tbs. vegetable shortening
egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp
white vinegar
medium sweet potatoes
5 c
3/4 tsp
ground nutmeg
1 c
butter, softened
1/4 tsp

How to Make Sweet Potato Cobbler


  • 1In a larger bowl, using a fork or pastry blender, cut the shortening into the flour until it resembles coarse meal.
  • 2Whisk together the egg, vinegar and 1 cup of ice water in a small bowl. Pour into the flour mixture. Mix first with a wooden spoon and then your hands into a dough.
  • 3Form dough into 3 balls, wrap each in plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  • 4Put potatoes, sugar (reserve 1 TBS for later) nutmeg, and 6 cups of water into a large pot; bring to a boil over high. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are just tender. Remove from heat
  • 5Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  • 6Roll a dough ball out into a 10x13 rectangle and cut lengthwise into 3 equal strips. Line ONLY the sides of the pan with dough strips, pressing them together where the sides meet.
  • 7Bake until crust is a light golden color.
  • 8Remove pan from oven, fill with half of the sweet potatoes and their water, and dot with 6 TBS. of the butter.
  • 9Roll the second dough ball out into a 10x13 rectangle; drape it over the potatoes. Melt 4 Tbsp. of the butter and brush dough with half of it.
  • 10Bake until golden brown
  • 11Remove pan from oven, top with the remaining sweet potatoes and water and dot with remaining 6 Tbsp. of butter.
  • 12Roll remaining dough ball out into a 10x13 rectangle, drape it over the potatoes. Brush with remaining melted butter.
  • 13Bake until golden brown, 25-30 min.
  • 14Remove cobbler from oven and sprinkle with reserved cinnamon and sugar. Let cool completely. Good luck we always eat ours warm !

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About Sweet Potato Cobbler

Course/Dish: Pies, Other Desserts