Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Steamed Sweet Potatoes and Cobbler

Sweet potatoes are really nutricious and we love them fixed in the steamer.  Just wash them and cut them in hunks, put in the steamer and cook for 30 minutes.  Yummy hot drizzled with honey!

At one time I had a neighbor that said her husband would kill for a sweet potato cobbler.  We had never eaten a sweet potato cobbler until today.  I needed to do something with our left over steamed sweet potatoes so I used my favorite easy Fruit Cobbler recipe and I'm hear to tell you that this cobbler is delicious and fit for company!!!

Sweet Potato Cobbler

Remove skin from cooked sweet potatoes and cut into bite size pieces.  Add just enough water to cover and sprinkle in about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of sugar.  Let sit while mixing other ingredients.

Melt 1/2 stick of butter in a dish with a lid.  I use Corelle 3 qt. casserole with lid.

In another bowl mix:
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
pinch of salt
slight sprinkle of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup milk.....mix well 
Pour this batter into the dish with the melted butter.  DO NOT MIX; just pour in the batter.

Next, pour the sweet potato mixture in on top of the batter.  DO NOT MIX; just pour in the sweet potatoes.

Add the lid and bake in a 350 degree oven for one hour.  Enjoy!

Looks like a little mouse has already been into the cobbler!

You can substitute any kind of fruit for the sweet potatoes and depending on the fruit, you may want to leave out the cinnamon.  This is a delicious and easy cobbler.  It makes it's own topping! Prop your feet up and pretend you are company and enjoy!