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Sweet Potato Biscuits with Ham and Orange Marmalade

Everyone makes biscuits, but have you tried sweet potato biscuits with ham and Marmalade.

Most people starting thinking seriosly about sweet potatoes/yams this time of the year. How many ways have you prepared sweet potatoes — sweet potato pie, sweet potato casserole with marshmallows or nut topping, or rosemary baked sweet potato wedges (yum, these are the greatest). I just came across this recipe today for Sweet Potato Sticks wrapped in bacon and sage. I will be trying these soon. They look wonderful. What doesn’t taste good with bacon wrapped around it.

Have you ever thought of making sweet potato biscuits and using some of that holiday ham for an appetizer. Spread the biscuit with a little orange marmalade, top with small slice of ham and warm in oven and you have a fantastic party appetizer.


This dough is really easy to make. Using a stand mixer, you just throw everything in the mixer until blended.


After kneading a few times with a little flour on a flour dusted mat and rolling to about 3/4″ thickness, use a 1″ biscuit cutter and cut out your biscuits.


Sometimes I use ham that I have left over from baking a ham and sometimes I buy ham from the deli, cut in thin pieces and ruffle it on the biscuit. Spread one or both sides of the biscuit with a little orange marmalade.


For a party, I normally line these up in a baking pan, cover with foil. I usually put these together the day before a party and then all they need is a pop in the oven for about 10-15 minutes to warm up.

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Ham and Orange Marmalade


  • 2 c. self rising flour
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. shortening
  • 2 Tbsp. butter softened
  • 1 cup sweet potatoes mashed
  • 1/3 c. milk
  • ham slices
  • orange marmalade


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Put the flour and sugar into a stand mixer bowl, add in the shortening and butter and mix only until you have about pea size pieces. Add in the sweet potatoes and milk. Mix until just blended.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a floured board and knead the dough a little using a little more flour if needed. Roll out to about 3/4" thick. Cut biscuits with 1" biscuit cutter. Put the biscuits on either a silpat, parchment or  sprayed cookie sheet. Bake for about 15-20 minutes at 400° until a little brown on top and bottom.
  4. Slice the biscuits, add some ham and orange marmalade. Either pop back in the oven for a few minutes to warm everything together or put them in baking dish, cover with foil until you are ready to serve them either that day or the next. If you do this step, then rewarm at 350° for about 15 minutes.


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  • Reply
    Kristi Rimkus
    November 22, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Yum! This would be a great way to use up that leftover holiday ham!

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    November 22, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    That looks great. I haven’t tried making sweet potato biscuits. They are just perfect for the holidays.

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    November 22, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    mmm….I’m a sweet potato lover. I would really love this one. Looks very delicious

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    November 23, 2009 at 6:06 am

    Oh wow, these are gorgeous little things! Look terribly delicious lol. I’m saving up the recipe. Thanks for sharing. Cheers.

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    November 23, 2009 at 7:56 am

    The biscuits looks so light and fluffy. This recipe is a must try for me.

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    Todd Hada
    April 3, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Thanks for the valuable information. It was very useful for me. Keep sharing such ideas in the future as well.

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