Sweet Potato Sonker and Topping - Carolina Country

Sweet Potato Sonker and Topping

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Sweet Potato Sonker and Topping


  • 1 can Grands! Homestyle Original Buttermilk Biscuits (8 count)
  • 4 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • ¾ cup sugar cinnamon
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla


  1.  Spray a 9-inch-by-13-inch pan with Baker’s Joy.

  2. Peel and slice sweet potatoes, barely cover in water, cook until tender.

  3. Roll out biscuit dough and cut into strips. Line the sides of the pan with the biscuit strips. Pour potatoes and broth into the pan. Sprinkle with sugar, then sprinkle lightly with cinnamon. Cover top with rolled out dough strips.

  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until brown on top. (Biscuits should be done on the inside.)

  5. In a saucepan melt butter, add the evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla. Bring to a boil.

  6. When you remove the sonker from the oven, pour the topping over the sonker and make sure the topping runs down between the strips of the bread.

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The North Carolina Sweet Potato

North Carolina grows more sweet potatoes than any other state. They sweeten the state’s economy, too, yielding a crop worth $324 million in 2019. Dig up some more sweet facts about our state's official vegetable!

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Recipe courtesy of

Lorene’s Bakery and Catering, Dobson

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