Decadent Sweet Potato Pie: A Slice of Comfort and Joy

Nov 13, 2023 | Desserts


Prep Time

Cooking Time

20 minutes
50-55 minutes

Sweet Potato Pie Ingredients


1. Preparing the crust:

– In a bowl, whisk together the flour and salt.
– Add the cold, cubed butter to the flour mixture.
– Using a pastry cutter or your fingertips, quickly work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
– Gradually add ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with a fork after each addition until the dough comes together.
– Shape the dough into a disk, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

2. Preparing the sweet potato filling:

– Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
– In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed sweet potatoes, brown sugar, granulated sugar, milk, heavy cream, eggs, melted butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt.
– Whisk until all the ingredients are well combined and the mixture is smooth.

3. Assembling the pie:

– On a floured surface, roll out the chilled dough into a circle slightly larger than your pie dish.
– Carefully transfer the dough to the dish, gently pressing it into the bottom and sides.
– Trim any excess dough from the edges.

4. Baking the pie:

– Pour the sweet potato filling into the prepared crust, spreading it evenly.
– Place the pie on a baking sheet and bake for 50-55 minutes or until the center is set.
– To prevent cracking, turn off the oven and let the pie cool gradually inside for about 1 hour.
– Once completely cooled, refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving.

Sweet Potato Pie

Variations and Tips:

– Ensure a smooth texture by straining the mashed sweet potatoes before adding them to the filling mixture.
– For an extra burst of flavor, consider adding a tablespoon of bourbon or dark rum to the sweet potato filling.
– Get creative with the crust by adding a tablespoon of finely ground pecans or a teaspoon of cinnamon sugar to the flour mixture.
– Feel free to experiment with individual-sized pies or tartlets using mini pie dishes or muffin pans.

Sweet Potato Pie

Serve this heavenly Sweet Potato Pie with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for added decadence. The smooth, velvety texture and the harmonious blend of spices will undoubtedly transport you to a realm of pure comfort and joy.

May this sweet potato pie bring you warmth and connect you to the delightful history that lies within its buttery crust and silky filling. Savor each bite and cherish the heritage it represents. Happy baking!

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