The smell of roasted sweet potatoes in the oven always puts a huge smile on my face growing up. This sweet potato turnover is something I came up with in honor of Black History Month. My goal was to create a bite size healthier version and of the classic southern American sweet potato pie. These mini pies will be easy for me to take to work for lunch.
First I roasted a bunch of sweet potatoes in the oven till it was very soft and well cooked. I then let them cool while I made the pastry dough. I used whole wheat pastry flour, butter, sea salt and cold water. For the filling I used mashed sweet potatoes cinnamon, nutmeg, sea salt and ground dates (for texture and added sweetness).
I bake them till it was golden brown. Taste great hot or cold. I keep them in an air tight container in the frig.