These babies are simply amazing — chunks of real sweet potatoes in every bite. Try them with butter and some Steen’s 100% Cane Syrup for a real treat! We were thrilled to find these at our local farmers market and urge all of you to seek them out. It’s a true taste of days gone by.
Granny Hester’s Homemade Sweet Potato Biscuits have been a Southern original since 1943. Always a family and friend favorite, Granny handed down her biscuit recipe to her granddaughter, Tracy Johnson. Tracy began filling orders for friends in 2005, and as the biscuits became more and more popular, Tracy used a friend’s coffee shop to bake and sell them. Tracy and a partner opened Granny Hester’s Fine Foods, LLC in 2008, on Gault Avenue in Fort Payne, Alabama—the exact location her grandparents owned and operated the Fort Payne Bakery until 1971.
At one time they were only available around her dinner table in Alabama; now, Granny Hester’s biscuits bring southern hospitality to mealtime all over America. After being passed down from generation to generation, the recipe remains the same and folks all over still crave Granny Hester’s Sweet Potato Biscuits.
You can find these delicious homemade biscuits at several farm markets in the great state of Alabama — or order some straight from Granny’s kitchen in Ft. Payne, Alabama!
Apple Pie with Sweet Potato Biscuit Crust
1 can apple pie filling
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoon sugar
6 Granny Hester’s Sweet Potato Biscuits
Mix pie filling, cinnamon, and brown sugar and put them into a 9-inch pan.
Thaw frozen biscuits until they can be split open.
Place biscuits on top of apples and top with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes until done.