Prep 30 mins
Cook 12 mins
I went to a cooking class this weekend and this is one of the recipes I created. These tasty triangles are really *wonderful*, and are definitely ones not to be missed! Love the sweetness of the sweet potato with the cinnamon and nuts. *Great* textures and flavors in this *yummy* dessert! These are a TERRIFIC idea for the holidays too, especially Thanksgiving!
- 1⁄4 cup butter, melted
- 1 medium sweet potato, peeled, boiled, mashed and cooled
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup evaporated milk or 1⁄4 cup buttermilk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 36 sheets phyllo dough
- more sugar, for pastry dough
- 1 cup butter, for pastry dough
- 1 cup pecans, chopped fine
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Mix all filling ingredients together in a lg. bowl. Set aside to cool.
- Place one sheet of phyllo dough on table. With a butter brush, lightly spread melted butter on phyllo sheet. Sprinkle with sugar.
- Layer second sheet of phyllo on top of first one, and repeat procedure.
- Layer with third sheet and repeat procedure.
- Place 2 tablespoonfuls of sweet potato mixture in one corner of the phyllo dough. Now fold phyllo sheets in half the long way, covering the sweet potato mixture.
- Continue, folding phyllo into a triangle, and folding back and forth from side to side, as if folding a military flag, until you get to the end of the dough. Tuck any leftover ends in, and put onto baking sheet, coated with non-stick cooking spray.
- Repeat until all triangles are finished.
- Spread some melted butter on top of each triangle, then sprinkle with some sugar and nuts on top.
- Bake until golden, 12-17 minutes.
- Let cool and eat plain, or serve with whipped cream, or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
I don't understand why it's taken so long for someone else to make this great recipe, 'cause these are very, very nice tasting, & I enjoyed working with the phylo dough! And, since the sweet potato is one of my favorite foods, well . . . Made this with buttermilk & also didn't peel the potatoes but rather diced them up very small before mashing them ~ We enjoy the taste of the peel, no less! Definitely something I look forward to making during this next batch of end-of-year holidays! I'm a-keepin' this recipe, for sure! [Made & reviewed in Bargain Basement tag]