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Carolina Eats Thanksgiving Sides – Sweet Potato Dumplings

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – If you’re looking for a new recipe to try this Thanksgiving, Debbie Elmore’s Sweet Potato Dumplings recipe is a delicious option.

These dumplings can be served as a Thanksgiving side, breakfast or desert (with maybe a little bit of vanilla ice cream).


1 15 ounce can yams (or equivalent)
1 can Grand Flaky Biscuits (8 count)
2 cups water 2 cups sugar
1 1/2 sticks butter
2 tsp vanilla flavoring
1/2 cup brown sugar Cinnamon to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

For Dumplings:

Melt 1 stick of butter in 9 x 13 pan.

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Divide biscuits into 2 layers (approximately 16) and lay flat in pan over butter.

Place yam on top of layer and fold into individual dumplings.

For Sauce:

Boil together water, sugar, 1/2 stick butter and stir until sugar completely dissolved.

Add vanilla flavoring.

Sprinkle dumplings with cinnamon, pour liquid mixture over dumplings.

Bake for approximately 30 minutes at 350 degrees.


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