Sweet Potato Pie

"This wonderful pie recipes comes from the December 2004 issue of Better Homes and Gardens, which was given to me in the February 2009 Cookbook Swap my my wonderful friend Tammie. It has a flaky crust and a tasty custardy filling. I luv that everything is made from scratch!"
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
1 9 inch pie




  • For the crust mix flour, sugar, allspice and salt. Work in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Add 1 tbs of ice-water at a time and work into dry ingredients using a fork. Push aside moistened dough and continue moistening flour mixture until all mixture is moistened (depending on your flour you will need more or less of the water). Form into a ball and roll out on a slightly floured surface into a circle of 12 inch in diameter. Transfer to a 9 inch pie dish.
  • For the filling stir together all ingredients and pour into pie dish.
  • Bake for 40 minutes in the preheated oven at 375°F.

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  1. Toni in Colorado
    This pie is really good. I served it with whipped cream. I used canned sweet potatoes (1 1/2 regular sized cans drained and mashed). I used almost 7 tablespoons water for the crust. Breaking down the grams, I used 1/4 and a half of 1/4 cups sugar. I meant to use a little less than 1 cup sour cream, but used a full cup instead. (I was afraid my using too much might make it soggy, but it did not.) I also used my food processor to make the pie crust. I have not always been successful with making pie crusts, but this came out really nice and flaky. I like the allspice in the crust. I'll be using this pie crust recipe for other pies as well. I also covered the edge of the crust with tinfoil before baking. Doing it that way I find I don't break the edge like I always did if putting it on after it has baked awhile. I took it off about 15 minutes before it was done. I made this for Veggie Swap. Thank you for contributing this recipe.
  2. Rita1652
    Delicious!!! I did use store bought crust! Added orange zest and dried cranberries. So yummy! Thanks!
  3. Sydney Mike
    VERY, VERY NICE PIE, & that comes from soneone who absolutely loves pies! Over here in the USA when a recipe calls for sweet potatoes, I ALWAYS use what are called yams (the darker orange, more moist sweet potato) & usually don't peel them! However, for this pie I did get out & use my veggie peeler! This recipe makes for a very flakey, very nice crust, & the filling is WONDERFUL TASTING, what with the combo of yam & sour cream AND cinnamon! I'll certainly be keeping this recipe around! Thanks for sharing it! [Tagged, made & reviewed as a partial 'Thank You' to the chef who adopted me during the current PAC]



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