Sweet Potato Cobbler
“Photo Courtesy of Rev. Mildred Twitty“
Rev. Mildred Twitty, Pastor of St. Paul AME Zion Church, learned to make sweet
potato cobbler from her mother in Polk County. She often makes this dessert for
church dinners, where it is always popular. Some years her family and friends are
lucky enough to get a gift of sweet potato cobbler for Christmas.
Ingredients (Rev. Twitty adjusts quantities to the size of her baking pan)
Peel and slice sweet potatoes as you would slice apples for apple pie, and then boil
the sweet potatoes until tender. Place half of the potatoes in the bottom of a fairly
deep baking pan. Dot the sweet potatoes with butter, and then add sugar, nutmeg
and vanilla to taste. Place one layer of pie crust over the sweet potatoes, and then
add another layer of sweet potatoes with more butter, sugar, nutmeg and vanilla.
Top the pan with another layer of piecrust. Bake at 350 degrees until crust is golden
and the sweet potatoes are well cooked.