I am a fairly new cook and was looking for something was easy and tasty and found this. Well I fix them for Sunday dinner, and it was a hit, but my little brother and I agreed that you should add sugar and cinnamon and some vanilla to the can sweet potatoes. Also next time I may have too bake them at 30 minutes, instead of 45. My mother kept saying it felt like she was eating dessert during dinner...but the rest of us agree it was good with dinner.
Guess I'm the odd man out; I always hate to be the first to say a recipe was less than perfect when it already has a bunch of rave reviews, but these could have worked better and dear family didn't complain exactly but they weren't singing this dish's praises either. On the upside they were easy and made very little mess in my kitchen. However, I know I used the right size pan so now I wonder if the biscuits I used were too big (though the recipe does specify to use the big ones and said it was okay if they overlap). I have to disagree about that as the dumplings didn't cook where they overlapped and I had a lot of overlap. I cooked for 25 minutes and then ended up flipping over the ones that were most done and setting them on top so they would cook on the bottom (10 minutes), pulled them out, spread everything else out and cooked for another 15 minutes. I did make one major change: I halved the sugar in the sauce (1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated, 1/4 cup splenda) as some of the other reviews had mentioned this being very sweet and I was afraid it would be overpoweringly so. I'm glad I did as I don't think we could have eaten this at full sweetness; it's almost hard to believe that it's a side dish rather than a dessert. The consensus on the filling was that it was rather blah and tasted like it needed something (didn't see how it would convert any sweet potatoe haters; it's really just sweet potatoes and you can really taste them, certainly didn't change DH's mind). I used 1 can buttermilk biscuits and 1 can butter flavored, both were good with the sauce cooked in, but the butter flavored was slightly better. I think if we try these again, I would actually forget about the sweet potatoes, fill the dumplings with pumpkin pie filling and serve them with vanilla ice-cream as a dessert. Thanks for posting. It was worth a try and definately has potential.
I made this for Thanksgiving for something different. They were delicious but very very sweet. I would do them again and adjust the sugar in the sauce. Everyone really enjoyed them, though. Thanks for a great way to serve a Holiday staple!
Made these for dinner tonight in hopes of making something new for Thanksgiving dinner, They are wonderful, and pretty to boot. Thanks for posting this wonderful recipe. And oh yeah, They made the cut for Thanksgiving Dinner..
Wonderful, I have made this for my family, inlaws and the kids school functions. Everyone is always begging for the recipe. They can't get enough of it.
Absolutely wonderful! Best treat I've had in a while. I've been thinking about fixing these for a while now. Boy did I miss out by not fixing them sooner. Thanks for the lovely lovely treat.
Wow!!! This recipe is absolutely DELICIOUS!!! It's definitely a dessert item but you don't need ice cream with it - you can really be satisfied with the dumpling alone. As far as the amount of sugar goes you just have to adjust to taste like you would any seasoning but that's no reason to ax the recipe entirely. I can't wait to take this to my mom's house and share it with the family tomorrow (Thanksgiving) in addition to putting some on my own table. As soon as I took a bite of the first one I melted. YUM! This really is a WONDERFUL TREAT! Let me say that I used fresh sweet potato, boiled, mashed and added cinnamon and brown sugar then blended until thick but smooth. They were all different sizes and didn't come out looking perfect - I cut some of the biscuits in half because I wanted to play with sizes and see what I liked. I used a glass baking dish that was shallow so when they were done they had a crisp top with a dumpling bottom - I simply flipped them over in the remaining liquid and let them sit and they fell right into place. Delicious!!! Thanks a million!!!
This is a wonderful recipe!!! I substituted apples for the sweet potatoes. This made a great dessert. I have also used sweet potatoes.
It's was delicious! But I didn't mash up the Sweet potatoes. Just cut a piece to fit flatten biscuit. Also added pecans on top! It was a hit!
These were the talk Christmas dinner! Everyone raved! Thank you!