Sweet Potato Cobbler - The Southern Lady Cooks

This delicious Sweet Potato Cobbler is easy to make and one you will love! Great addition to any holiday menu and so good topped with whipped topping or ice cream. The spices added to this recipe is what makes this one really good. If you love sweet potatoes this easy dessert is for you! You can also make this dish in a 9X13 baking dish.

Sweet Potato Cobbler Ingredients:

Sweet potatoes

White granulated sugar


Ground cinnamon

Ground nutmeg

All-purpose flour

Water from cooked sweet potatoes


Vanilla extract

.Crust Recipe Ingredients: 

All-purpose flour



Ice water

If you love sweet potatoes you will love this dessert! You may also like to check out this classic sweet potato dish we all love at Thanksgiving! Here is a list of our favorite side dishes too.

Sweet Potato Cobbler - The Southern Lady Cooks


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Iron Skillet Sweet Potato Cobbler

Judy Yeager
This is a cobbler you'll want to make over and over again.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Cobbler, Dessert
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 8 Servings



  • 4 medium sweet potatoes peeled and sliced or chopped (about 6 or 7 cups)
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups water from cooked sweet potatoes
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Crust Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons butter softened
  • About 10 tablespoons ice water


  • Cover the sliced or chopped sweet potatoes with water and boil just long enough to soften. This takes about 10 minutes. They should be soft enough that you can stick a fork through them. Drain and save 1 1/2 cups of the water from boiling the sweet potatoes. In a bowl whisk together the sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and flour.
  • Spray a 10 inch iron skillet with cooking spray or you could use a 9 x 13 baking dish. Dump in the cooked sweet potatoes, pour the 1 1/2 cups water over the potatoes. Mix in vanilla extract. Sprinkle on the sugar and spices. Cut up the 5 tablespoons butter in pieces on top. Then make your crust or you could use a bought pie crust on top.

Crust Instructions

  • Mix salt into flour. Cut butter into flour until resembles course crumbs. Add water until you can work with dough. Roll out on a floured surface and place over cobbler in skillet or baking dish.
  • Bake cobbler in a preheated 400 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes until crust is brown on top. Can brush crust with melted butter or egg white for better browning.
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