Today my Mama is sharing her Sweet Potato Dumpling recipe with you and I want to strongly encourage you to make these A.S.A.P. because they are on my top ten list of best things I’ve ever eaten. Seriously!
Take it away, Mama!
I first had these sweet potato dumplings when my husband and I went to a gathering in Birmingham, Alabama. They had hired a caterer to cook steaks and chicken for everyone but had left the sides and desserts up to the ladies in the group.
Melt in Your Mouth Goodness of Sweet Potato Dumplings
I didn’t know anyone at the party except for one lady and her husband who had rode there with us. As we looked the dessert table over, we spied a dish of what we thought were apple dumplings. Now there were only ten dumplings in the dish. Yes, we counted them. We both said we had to get one before they were all gone. I took the first bite. My mouth told me that was not an apple dumpling but I couldn’t quite place the flavor. I just knew I had fallen in love with whatever it was. My friend and I discussed it and after savoring the dish decided it was sweet potato and they melted in your mouth.
The Ingredients to make the Sweet Potato Dumplings Recipe are:
- Canned flaky biscuits
- Light corn syrup
- Yam (Sweet Potato) patties
- Cinnamon or spices of your choice
Do I need Yam patties or Sweet Potatoes?
Umm… yes 🙂 These are called yam patties but they are really sweet potatoes. They are sold in the freezer section at the grocery store. You can also use canned sweet potatoes (also called yams on the can most of the time) or peel raw sweet potatoes, slice them in slices, and boil for a few minutes just until tender. That’s what I did today.
How To Make Sweet Potato Dumplings Step by Step Instructions
Melt a stick of butter in a 9×13 ovenproof dish. I placed the dish into my preheated oven and let the butter melt. Just watch it so that the butter doesn’t brown.
Cut sweet potato (or yam) patties in half to the size of your liking. 1/4 in, 1/2 inch whatever you like will work. Sprinkle with spices of your choice.
Peel biscuits into two pieces. You will end up with 16 biscuit pieces.
Press biscuit pieces to flatten and place one sweet potato piece to the side.
Fold biscuit over and press edges to seal. See there, a cute little dumpling right before your eyes!
Line your cute little dumplings all up in two rows. Sprinkle with additional spices.
Stir water, sugar, and corn syrup together in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Reduce heat and allow to simmer until sugar is completely dissolved, still stirring occasionally.
Pour hot syrup mixture over your cute little dumplings.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes or until dumplings are golden brown.
The syrup will thicken some as the dumplings cool.
Can’t wait to bite into these!
- 1 large can 8 count Grands Flaky Biscuits
- 8 slices frozen sweet potato rounds thawed
- 1 stick butter
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tablespoon light corn syrup
- cinnamon nutmeg or ginger, whichever you like best
- Divide each biscuit in half by pulling layers apart and pat each side out flat.
- Slice sweet potato rounds in half and sprinkle with spice of your choice. I used cinnamon since that is my favorite spice with sweet potatoes.
- Place half of 1 sweet potato round (thawed) on biscuit half.
- Fold biscuit over and seal edge like a fried pie or turnover.
- Melt butter in a 9 X 13 pan in 350 degree oven.
- Place biscuits in melted butter in the pan .
- Stir water, sugar, and corn syrup together in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and allow to simmer until sugar is completely dissolved, still stirring occasionally.
- Pour hot syrup around biscuits.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes or until golden brown. Sauce with thicken as dumplings cool.
The sweet potato rounds that I bought this time were labeled Yam Patties. Either one is fine,yams or sweet potatoes, the taste is the same. If you are not able to find frozen sweet potato patties, you can substitute canned sweet potatoes that you slice into approximately 1/2 inch slices.
“You don’t drown by falling in water; You drown by staying there.”