Recipe for The Best Sweet Potato Pie

by Ben Cook

North Carolina is the number one producer of sweet potatoes, so it is no surprise that sweet potato pie is well-liked in the South. Sweet potatoes make a decadently rich potato pie and are packed with fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Sweet potato pie can also be becoming stiff competition for the standard pumpkin pie in the course of Thanksgiving. This sweet potato pie recipe is easy to produce and consists of uncomplicated directions. While some sweet potato pie recipes call for boiling the sweet potatoes, this recipe recommends baking the potatoes, because it intensifies the flavor of the potatoes and helps prevent a mushy filling.

Sweet Potato Pie Ingredients

four medium sweet potatoes (1 1/2 cups), 1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1 cup evaporated milk (a canned item), 3 eggs, 1 9-inch unbaked pie crust


Preheat the oven to 400F. Wrap the sweet potatoes in foil and bake for about an hour, or until carried out. Run cold water over the sweet potatoes and eliminate the skins.

Turn the oven's temperature down to 350F. Inside a huge bowl, combine all the filling ingredients except for the evaporated milk and eggs. Use a beater at medium speed to blend the mix, scraping the bowl frequently, till well mixed. Minimize the speed to low; add milk and eggs. Continue to beat until everything is well mixed. In case you don't have a blender, mixing with a fork will perform just fine.

Place the pie crust inside a pie pan and pour in the filling. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or till a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. You may would like to cover the edge of the crust with aluminum foil when the crust is browning too swiftly. Following the pie is completed baking it could be puffed up. Let it cool absolutely and it will sink down. Store the pie inside the fridge.

Added Suggestions For This Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

If you'd like to save on time, you may cook the sweet potatoes inside a microwave for 6 minutes; just ensure you wrap the potatoes in wax paper or paper towel, because utilizing foil in your microwave is actually a fire hazard. Despite the fact that fresh sweet potatoes give the ideal flavor, you could use 1 1/2 cups of canned mashed sweet potatoes if you're truly short on time.

Adding two tablespoons of lemon juice can boost the taste of the potatoes. A tablespoon of rum extract is one more scrumptious flavoring selection, as well as 1 teaspoon of vanilla. You may even substitute squash for a number of the sweet potatoes.

For topping try out chopped or toasted pecans, whipped cream, marshmallows, or ice cream.

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