Sweet Potato Wheels

Sweet potato cinnamon wheels: Tasty autumn dinner side

Great side dishes make a meal even better and these sweet potato cinnamon wheels are perfect for braais, roasts and even dessert.

Sweet Potato Wheels

No dish is complete without tasty sides, even if it’s just a light salad with your pasta. However, sometimes, you want to make something special for dinner or a braai and your usual baked potatoes won’t do the trick. These sweet potato cinnamon wheels are a savoury and sweet combination that’s hard to beat. With a bit of puff pastry, those sweet potatoes in the pantry and some spices, you’ve got a special side dish on your hands.

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Sweet potato cinnamon wheels tips

As always, unless you are an avid pastry maker, store-bought puff pastry is perfect as it is. The sweet potato works perfectly with some cinnamon and the butter sauce adds a great combination of spices and sweetness to go with your treats. If you’re somebody who makes pumpkin fritters with caramel sauce, this recipe is quite similar in taste but with delicious light puff pastry for crunch. Cooking time depends on the size of the rolls.

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Great side dishes make a meal even better and these sweet potato cinnamon wheels are perfect for braais, roasts and even dessert.

Last updated on 23 March 2023

Sweet potato cinnamon wheels recipe

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Recipe by Melissa Jacobs Course: SidesCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy


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  • 2 2 large cooked sweet potatoes

  • 1 roll 1 puff pastry

  • 10 ml 10 cinnamon

  • 10 ml 10 custard powder

  • 100 ml 100 brown sugar

  • 200 ml 200 milk

  • 250 ml 250 cream


  • Mash the cooked sweet potatoes when cooled. Add the cinnamon and custard powder.
  • Unroll the puff pastry but do not remove the plastic and do not roll out the pastry.
  • Spread the sweet potatoes evenly over the pastry. Roll the pastry again and cover tightly. Place in the freezer for 2 hours.
  • After 2 hours, remove from the freezer and uncover. Slice in evenly rolled discs.
  • Place in a greased oven dish and distribute the sugar evenly over each sweet potato wheel.
  • Mix the cream and milk and pour over the dish.
  • Bake in a 180°C preheated oven. Make sure the sugar melts and the pastry is cooked.

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