Sweet Potato Pocket Pies

"This recipe is taken from "the ultimate GULLAH cookbook", a book about the African American Gullah people, a taste of Food, History and Culture from the Gullah people of southeastern USA. I have slightly embellished the original recipe to put the sweet potatoe into a pastry to be a finger food vegetable. These pocket pies will be served at the Northside Farmers Market JuneteenthFest. A great tasting food combining USA's low country cooking and Australia Pocket Pies. Options are to combine sweet potatoes with a can of sliced small white potatoes. Pies are less sweet and more like a side vegetable. Or put any other vegetables you'd like to combine with sweet potatoes-bell peppers, hot chili's, leeks, etc."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Wash potatoes and leave peelings on.
  • Place in pot, cover with water, bring to a boil, boil until slightly tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and water, let cool 30 minutes.
  • Start to preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Remove peelings with edge of spoon, either thinly slice or mash potatoes with backside of a large spoon.
  • Spray a regular cupcake pan with non stick spray for baking.
  • Line each cupcake hole with pie crust (use a round cookie cutter or upside down glass to cut the dough in circle).
  • Fill pasty to 1/4 inch of top with slices or mashed potato.
  • Combine sugar, spices, evaporated milk and water in a jar with a lid. Shake to blend well and cover sweet potatoes with the blend. Place a "dollop" of butter (about 2 teaspoons) on top of each pie.
  • Bake for 40 minutes at 375°F.

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  1. Made these for a BBQ potluck recently as well as to see how they worked out before making them for an up-coming finger food buffet that I'm planning! Well, I used the very orange colored yams for this & they turned out great ~ WONDERFULLY DIFFERENT & VERY TASTY! Thanks for a keeper of a recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick-A-Chef]


Having spent the last 40 years selling recreational equipment in Southern Wisconsin, I have closed my business and finally have time to cook. I never sold anything that anyone ever "had to have". SO NOW I'M LEARNING HOW TO PREPARE THINGS, FOLKS HAVE-TO-HAVE! Been great fun and love to expermint. My wife says I cook weirdsville. But, someone likes my cooking, and that's what is important to me!
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