Southern sweet potato pie

Tiphane Fleming

By
@cooker93

Mom always cooked a sweet potato pie during the holidays, so whenever I cook one, it always brings back fond memories. Simple yet full flavored. I don't count the process of cooking the potatoes as part of the prep time because you can bake them anytime before hand and store them for later use.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

4
sweet potatoes, small to medium
1 can(s)
sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp
pumpkin pie spices
2 tsp
vanilla extract
2
eggs
1 c
flour
1/2 c
butter, softened
2 Tbsp
sugar
1/2 tsp
cinnamon

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prepare potatoes according to preference. Some cooks boil their potatoes, I prefer to bake them,I believe it draws out and enhances the potato's natural sugar giving the pie a much better flavor. Plus it easier to peel because the potato separates from the skin during baking.
2
Once potatoes are cooked, peel and mash. I've found these wonderful beauties can be stringy,to elevate that, I run my hand held mixer through it a few times. The strings wrap around the blades and I rinse them down the drain. You'll have a smoother filling for sure.
3
Add condensed milk, spices, extract, and eggs and mix well.
4
Prepare your crust by mixing flour, butter, sugar, and cinnamon together.
5
Press into 9 inch pie pan.
6
Pour pie filling in and bake in preheated oven at 350' for 1 hour.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids