This can be a veggie dish or a desert. They are so yummy and easy to make. I tried these at a family reunion and searched the room to find out who made them and begged the recipe!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 dumplings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Unroll crescent rolls and lay flat on a work surface. Cut sweet potato patties in half. Roll 1 half-patty in a crescent roll, stretching dough to cover patty completely and make a dumpling. Repeat with remaining patties and rolls.

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  • Place walnuts in a plate. Dip dumplings into nuts, pressing down to coat the top. Place coated dumplings in a 9x12-inch glass baking dish, nut-side up.

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • Combine water, sugar, margarine, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat just until sugar and margarine are dissolved, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour sauce over dumplings in the baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling, 20 to 25 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

This can be easily halved. I also have made these appetizer-sized by cutting the crescent rolls in half and quartering the potatoes to yield 32 pieces.

Feel free to use any nuts you like.

Nutrition Facts

606 calories; protein 5.2g 10% DV; carbohydrates 61.5g 20% DV; fat 36.7g 57% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 448.8mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2018
Want to experience something besides the traditional apple dumplings? These sweet potato ones were a hit! My local grocery store doesn't carry sweet potato patties so I bought sweet potato tater tots. I used 2 and rolled the dough up. They have that rich dessert flavor great for the fall weather. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2018
Want to experience something besides the traditional apple dumplings? These sweet potato ones were a hit! My local grocery store doesn't carry sweet potato patties so I bought sweet potato tater tots. I used 2 and rolled the dough up. They have that rich dessert flavor great for the fall weather. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2020
I made this for Thanksgiving. A couple of notes: the frozen sweet potato patties I found came in packets of 8, and 32oz is two packets for a total of 16 patties. Each can of crescent rolls contains 8 crescent rolls, so 2 tubes equals 16 rolls. Put a full sweet potato pattie in each crescent roll. You also need to bake this about 15-20 minutes longer than this recipe says. The top of the rolls baked like crescent rolls, the bottom stays kind of doughy because it’s immersed in the liquid -it’s supposed to be this way (just an FYI). These are superbly delicious. Easy to make. Definitely a special occasion dish for me, and I think it has already been voted into our regular Thanksgiving rotation. Read More
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