Allspice Sweet Potato Pie (Bh&g)

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep
35 mins
Cook
45 mins

I found this pie in an edition of BH&G which I recieved during a cookbook swap here on zaar. I really liked the flakey crust and the yummy filling.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 2 large sweet potatoes (about 1 3/4 lbs)
  • 1 14 cups flour (I used spelt)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 13 cup butter
  • 5 tablespoons ice water (might need more)
  • 14-12 cup brown sugar (depending on how sweet you like your pie, original recipe called for 1 cup)
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 34 cup whipping cream
  • 1 12 teaspoons allspice, ground
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon orange peel, finely shredded (optional)

Directions

  1. Peel and dice sweet potatoes. Boil until tender, about 20-25 minutes. Drain and mash with a potato masher. Put aside.
  2. For the crust: In a big bowl combine flour, sugar, 1 ts allspice and the salt. Cut in butter (using a knife or your fingers) until mixture resembles coarse sand. Sprinkle 1 tbs of the ice water over the flour mixture and gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of bowl. Repeat moistening flour mixture, using 1 tbs of ice water at a time, until all mixture is moistened (you might need more than 5 tbs).
  3. Form dough into a ball. On a lightly floured surface use your hands to slightly flatten the dough. Roll out into a circle of 12 inches in diameter.
  4. Transfer dough to a 9 inch pie plate. If you have any extra dough, fold it under. Crimp edges as desired. Do not prick the dough.
  5. Preheat oven to 190°C/ 375°F.
  6. For the filling: From your sweet potato mash measure 1 1/2 cups. In a medium bowl combine this, brown sugar, cream, eggs, 1 1/2 ts allspice, vanilla, orange peel (if using) and salt.
  7. Pour filling into prepared pie plate.
  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted near the centre comes out clean. NOTE that you might have to cover the pie after 25 minutes or so to prevent overbrowning.
  9. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

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What a tasty sweet potato pie Lalaloula. We really enjoyed this quick and easy to make treat. My dh & I really enjoyed the texture of these light and subtley flavored tarts. I made 20 tarts out of the filling, sooo good. They were wonderful served with a little coolwhip. Thank you for sharing a recipe that I will make often.