Sweet Potato Pie My Eye
I lived in the deep south for over 20 years and have tasted hundreds of sweet potato pies. This is the best recipe I've tried. It's the only one I make now. I find the flavor more complex if you bake the sweet potatoes instead of boiling them. Baking them in a slow oven until they begin to caramelize really brings out their flavor.
- Ready In:
- 2 cups peeled and mashed sweet potato (baked or boiled)
- 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 unbaked 9-inch deep dish pie pastry
- Put sweet potatoes and butter in mixing bowl and mix until butter is well incorporated.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix on medium speed until smooth.
- Pour into unbaked pie crust and bake on middle rack in a 350°F oven for 40 - 50 minutes or until done.
- Serve with whipped cream or Cool Whip.
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I'm looking for a sweet potato pie as good as the one I found in Oakland California in the '60s. The pie was made by a guy running a little hole-in-the-wall takeout on Adeline St. He did Southern BBQ'd ribs, sausages, beef and this great pie. I'll update this "preview" with a review as soon as I make it.
This is an AWESOME recipe for sweet potato pie! Instead of baking the potatoes, though, I boiled them. I would love to try it with baked potatoes when I have more time. I only used 3/4 cup of sugar and the pie was plenty sweet enough for me. I omitted the nutmeg because I didn't have any. Next time I would like to add a dash of salt to the pie filling before baking (and there will DEFINITELY be a next time!). Thank you for sharing.