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Easy Sweet Potato Dumplings

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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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40 m servings 606
Original recipe yields 16 servings (16 dumplings)


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  4. 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.
  5. 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

Per Serving: 606 calories; 36.7 61.5 5.2 0 449 Full nutrition

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