Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits

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Makes about 12 biscuits


2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup mashed canned sweet potatoes
1/2 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger and allspice in medium bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans.
  3. Combine sweet potatoes and milk in separate medium bowl; mix with wire whisk until smooth.
  4. Make well in center of flour mixture. Add sweet potato mixture; stir until mixture forms soft dough that clings together and forms a ball.
  5. Turn out dough onto well-floured surface. Knead dough gently 10 to 12 times.
  6. Roll or pat dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut out dough with floured 2-1/2-inch biscuit cutter.
  7. Place biscuits 2 inches apart on ungreased large baking sheet. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until tops and bottoms are golden brown. Serve warm.

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