Sweet Potato Pockets {Recipe}

I picture these Sweet Potato Pockets with toasted marshmallows on top, anyone else?  Am I nuts or a genius?  Regardless, get your one-way ticket for a non-stop flight to YUMS-VILLE, when you take your first bite of these pockets of goodness.  Allens has bequeathed to us their royal recipe.  And though Allens is all about veggies (what are veggies??) I believe Sweet Potatoes can swing both ways – so yummy and sweet…But seriously, this recipe cries out for marshmallows…and maybe a scoop of ice cream.

Sweet Potato Pockets

Topsy Turvy Sweet Potato Pockets 

1 8 oz Roll phyllo dough thawed
1 (15 oz) Can Princella or Royal Prince Sweet Potatoes, drained and mashed
1/4 Cup Brown sugar
1 Egg
2/3 Cup Half and Half
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/3 tsp Ginger
1/4 tsp Cloves
1/3 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Vanilla
4 oz Cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 Cup Pecans, chopped
1/4 Cup Butter, divided
1/4 Cup Maple syrup
1/3 Cup Brown sugar
In small bowl combine pecans, cup butter, maple syrup and 1/4 cup brown
sugar. Spray 12 count muffin tin with cooking spray. Place 1 tablespoon
mixture into bottom of each cup. Combine sweet potatoes, sugar, egg and half
and half in medium bowl. Add spices and vanilla. Stir until well blended.
Measure cup of sweet potato mixture into small mixing bowl. Add softened
cream cheese and beat until smooth. Unroll phyllo. Remove single sheet and
fold into 4th. Place phyllo over muffin opening and gently press dough down
onto pecan mixture. Place 1 teaspoon cream cheese mixture into bottom. Top
with 2 Tablespoons sweet potato mixture. Fold phyllo over sweet potato
mixture brushing with remaining butter after each fold. Repeat until all
muffin cups are filled. Bake 25 minutes at 350°F. Remove from oven and let
cool for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip muffins over onto cookie sheet. Move to
cooling rack. Serve warm with whipped cream. A quick, easy and elegant
dessert, your guests will love!

Like what you see?  Show them some sugar…




  • January 7, 2013

    Connie Weiss

    I adore sweet potatoes!! These sound devine.

  • January 7, 2013


    Interesting- I never imagined sweet potatoes could be turned into this… thanks!

  • January 7, 2013


    Oooh–these look delicious. And although I am not a marshmallow fan, I could absolutely see a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.