Skip the casserole and the pie and go straight to the cobbler to get your sweet potato fix. Complete with a homemade streusel topping, this recipe is unbelievable.

Recipe by Southern Living October 2001


Credit: Antonis Achilleos, Food Styling: Gordon Sawyer and Tina Stamos, Prop Styling: Lydia Pursell

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Makes 6 servings


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  • Melt 1/2 cup butter in a 10 1/2-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Whisk in whipping cream and next 5 ingredients. Remove from heat.

  • Layer sweet potato slices evenly in cream mixture. Cover with aluminum foil, and place on a baking sheet.

  • Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover.

  • Cut 1/3 cup butter into flour with a fork or pastry blender until crumbly; stir in buttermilk until moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 3 to 4 times. Pat or roll dough to a 10 1/2-inch circle; place over cobbler. Sprinkle with Streusel Topping.

  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25 minutes or until golden.