3 cups finely grated sweet potatoes
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup vegetable shortening (Crisco)
1/3 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Melt margarine or butter in a 9" x 13" baking pan.
Heat sugar and water in small saucepan until sugar is dissolved.
Cut shortening into flour and cinnamon.
Stir with fork until the dough leaves the sides of bowl.
Knead slightly and roll into large rectangle 1/4" thick.
Spread sweet potatoes over dough and roll up from long sides like a jellyroll. Seal seam and ends. Cut with a sharp knife into 1/2" slices and place in pan with melted margarine.
Pour sugar syrup around rolls and bake for about 45 minutes. Serve warm.
Grated apples (Rome or Yellow Delicious or Granny Smith) may be used instead of sweet potatoes. Substitute apple juice for the water and apple pie spice for the cinnamon in the dough.
Fresh peaches thinly sliced may also be substituted when in season.
For a lower calorie dish, use an equal amount of powdered sugar substitute or 2/3 cup fructose in the syrup.