Sweet Potato Crisp

by elyn_ryn

Not as famous as apple crisp, but just as tasty, sweet potato crisp is so easy to make! And don’t think this dessert is just for fall either. Since sweet potatoes can be bought year-round in most locations, this pie can be made anytime and can be enjoyed warm out of the oven or cooled and eaten later. Psst…it is great reheated in the microwave! Click here to jump to the recipe.

The sweet potatoes are cut up and left raw. There is no pre-cooking involved. Be careful though because sweet potatoes can be harder to peel and slice than white potatoes.

The topping is like cookie dough and can be worked by hand or placed in a food processor.

The crusty sweet topping is so good that you might not want to go back to regular pie dough again!

There is no bottom crust to the pie, but because the topping is so tasty, you will not miss a bottom crust.

Enjoy!

 
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Sweet Potato Crisp
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
servings
Votes: 2
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Peel and slice sweet potatoes and place in a medium-sized shallow baking dish.
  3. Pour the melted butter, vanilla extract, and half and half over the sweet potato slices and stir to coat the potatoes. Next, sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon over the potatoes. Then evenly distribute the sweet potatoes around the baking dish to prepare for the topping.
  4. In the bowl of a food processor, mix the flour, granulated sugar, and salt together until well blended. Cut the butter into small pieces and place in the food processor. Blend until the mixture is crumbly.* If you do not have a food processor, in a mixing bowl mix the dry ingredients together and then work the butter into the mixture by hand.
  5. Sprinkle the crumbly butter-flour mixture evenly over the sweet potatoes.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and the potatoes are tender.
Recipe Notes

*When using the food processor the crumbly topping will form a dough if overworked.  This is okay and works just as well!  Just break the dough into small pieces and scatter across the sweet potatoes.

When buying sweet potatoes, look for small to medium-sized potatoes.  They will be less starchy and stringy but sweeter than large potatoes.

Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

 

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