Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This recipe is from the 1986 cookbook, From the Farmers' Market.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F, then generously butter a baking sheet.
  2. Wrap sweet potatoes in foil in a single package & bake until tender, about 1 hour, then remove from the oven, unwrap & set on a wire rack to cool somewhat. Raise oven temperature to 425 degrees F.
  3. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel & mash them, so that you have 1 cup of puree.
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, brown sugar, nutmeg & salt, then stir in the pepper before adding the butter. Cut in the butter, combining & mixing until coarsely crumbled.
  5. Make a well in the center & add the cup of mashed sweet potatoes, stirring together gently with a fork, then stir in enough cream to make a sticky but manageable dough.
  6. Transfer the dough to a floured surface & pat or roll to a thickness of 3/4 inch. Use a floured 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter to cut out rounds of the dough, & transfer them to the prepared baking sheet. Re-roll the dough as necessary, until the dough is used up.
  7. Lightly brush the tops of the biscuits with the beaten egg, then bake until the biscuits are golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  8. Serve hot, with butter & ENJOY!
Most Helpful

Wow! What flaky biscuits. You just get a hint of the sweet potato. Yum! OK, this is going in my best of 2010 cookbook. I cut the recipe in half and it worked great. I got 5 nice size biscuits. Could have had 6 but didn't know if they would fit in my pan. (and the answer is YES). I made as posted but used low fat half and half in place of the heavy cream. During step 5 just keep working the dough because it will come together. I used an extra splash of liquid. If you really want a treat do what I did. I made Syd's Parmesan-Roasted Sweet Potato Skins and used the guts...for this delicious recipe. Thanks for posting. :)

teresas February 15, 2010

My DH loved this recipe!

Thanks to Best of 2011 Cookbook Official Game I found a great recipe for my DH.

BLUE ROSE January 26, 2012

What?!? My 16 year old loving sweet potato biscuits?!? ...and all said with a twinkling of the Cheshire Cat look in my eyes. Made for PRMR.

gailanng March 04, 2011