Sweet Potato Pie

November 22, 2022

This Sweet Potato pie is a true southern classic. You can find sweet potatoes pie on almost every dessert table on Thanksgiving.

Sweet Potatoe Pie

Sweet potato pie is a traditional dessert, originating in the Southern United States created by the African American community. It is often served during the American holiday season, especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas in place of pumpkin pie, which is more common in the northern United States.

Equipment:

Baking Sheet

Measuring spoons and cups

Mixing bowl

electric mixer or Potatoe masher

Ingredients:

Pie Crust– Homemade or a store-bought frozen pie crust.

Sweet Potatoes– You will need 3 medium sweet potatoes, or you can replace fresh sweet potatoes with a can of yams.

Butter– Melted Butter

Sugar– You can use Granulated Sugar or switch it out for brown sugar

Eggs– Beaten eggs

Milk-Whole milk is best, but you can use any kind of milk of your choice.

Cinnamon and Nutmeg– Cinnamon and nutmeg must have spices when making a sweet potato pie.

Vanilla extract– I suggest using pure vanilla extract and not imitation vanilla. Vanilla extract really enhances the flavor when baking pies.

How to make Sweet Potato Pie:

Step 1:

Place whole sweet potato in pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Boil until tender when pierced with a fork, about 50 minutes.

Carefully remove potatoes from the pot and run them under cold water. Remove and discard the skin. Skin should slide right off. Break then potatoes in half and add them to a mixing bowl.

Step 2:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add butter to sweet potatoes and mix together using an electric mixer. Next add sugar, nutmeg. cinnamon, milk, beaten eggs and vanilla extract; beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth. Pour filling into unbaked pie crust.

Step 3:

Bake pie in preheated oven for 55 minutes to 60 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and let pie cool completely before serving.

Making ahead and storage:

Sweet potato can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Wrap pie in plastic wrap or foil and store in the refrigerator for up to three days or in the freezer for up to three months.

To defrost frozen pie, leave pie in refrigerator overnight to defrost.

Sweet potato pie contains milk and eggs, so it is essentially that they be stored in the refrigerator, once pie has completely cooled.

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Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

This Sweet Potato pie is a true southern classic. You can find sweet potatoes pie on almost every dessert table on Thanksgiving.

  • Author: Erica Ott

Ingredients

Scale

1 (9 in) unbaked pie crust

3 Medium sweet potatoes

½ cup butter, melted

1 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs, beaten

½ cup milk

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Place whole sweet potato in pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Boil until tender when pierced with a fork, about 50 minutes.
  2. Carefully remove potatoes from the pot and run them under cold water. Remove and discard the skin. Skin should slide right off. Break then potatoes in half and add them to a mixing bowl.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add butter to sweet potatoes and mix together using an electric mixer. Next add sugar, nutmeg. cinnamon, milk, beaten eggs and vanilla extract; beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth. Pour filling into unbaked pie crust.
  4. Bake pie in preheated oven for 55 minutes to 60 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven and let pie cool completely before serving.

Keywords: Sweet Potatoe pie, old-fashion sweet Potatoe pie,

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