Sweet Potato Pie is delicious, who knew?!
I have discovered there are two types of people… Those that have never heard of or tried sweet potato pie (up until last week I was in that category), and those that have tried it and like it. Its flavor, color and texture is remarkably similar to that of pumpkin pie.
A side-by-side comparison:
That’s pumpkin pie on the right, and sweet potato pie on the left!
Sweet Potato Pie is an excellent dessert for the colder months and throughout the holidays. If you haven’t ever made one, you should try it!
Here’s what you need to make a good, Old-Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie.
1 very large sweet potato or 2 medium ones, you need about 1 pound of sweet potato.
1 cup of evaporated milk
2 tbsp partially melted butter
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
a pinch of salt
Set oven to 350 degrees.
Peel sweet potato, cut into cubes, boil in slightly salted water until tender. Drain water and Mash. I mashed mine using a potato masher.
Combine all ingredients listed above and mix well.
Pour into prepared pie crust/readied pie pan. Need a good pie crust recipe? Mine’s great! Check out my previous post for the recipe for making pie crust in your KitchenAid. No KitchenAid? Just follow the recipe, using a pastry blender instead. You should see a link at the top of the page.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes. Watch closely near the end, since ovens can vary greatly. If you stick a fork in the cente, and it comes out clean, it’s good and ready.