Lattice-Top Sweet Potato Cobbler Recipe

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Lori Dunn
Sweet Potato Cobbler (Sarah’s version pictured above) is more liquid than you might expect for a cobbler.

Verbie Harrison, Springfield, Missouri, hopes to find a recipe for sweet potato cobbler similar to what her mother used to make.

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Sarah Vaughan, Waterville, Maine, sends a version from

Sweet Potato Cobbler


11?2 cups all-purpose flour
1?2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon baking powder
1?2 cup milk
1?4 teaspoon salt


1 stick butter
3 cups sliced sweet potatoes
21?2 cups sugar
21?2 cups water
2 tablespoons flour
1?2 teaspoon cinnamon
1?2 teaspoon nutmeg 

Heat oven to 350°F. Mix crust ingredients. Roll out and cut into strips; set aside.

Melt butter in 9-by-121?2-inch baking dish. Cover with sliced sweet potatoes. Top each way with strips of dough.

Combine sugar, water, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour over pie. Bake for 1 hour.