KY BOURBON SWEET POTATO PIE

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Teresa *G*

By
@BlueGinghamApron

This is my spin on a delicious, southern dessert. Oh, my goodness, It goes so well with the traditional country ham on beaten biscuits served at your Derby party! It's also a great way to make the most of last year's garden bounty.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
10
Prep:
2 Hr
Cook:
1 Hr 5 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2-3 large
sweet potatoes (equal to 2 cups cooked & mashed)
1
unbaked deep dish pie shell, your favorite
1 c
granulated white sugar
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
ground ginger
1/8 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 tsp
pumpkin pie spice
4 Tbsp
salted butter, melted
2 large
eggs
1/2 c
whole milk
1 tsp
kentucky bourbon (such as maker's mark brand)
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract

How to Make KY BOURBON SWEET POTATO PIE

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 450 ºF.
  • 2Scrub sweet potatoes well; wrap with aluminum foil; place on baking sheet.
  • 3Bake at 450ºF for 1 hour; remove from oven when fork tender; allow to cool for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • 4Prepare or thaw pie shell and place, in pie pan, on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • 5In small bowl, combine sugar, salt and spices; set aside.
  • 6Place oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • 7Remove and discard skins from sweet potatoes; place 2 cups firmly packed cooked sweet potatoes in large mixing bowl or bowl of stand mixer.
  • 8Melt butter in small bowl in microwave (or in small saucepan on stove.)
  • 9Mash and mix sweet potatoes until smooth, removing and discarding any stringy pieces.
  • 10Add butter; mix well.
  • 11Add sugar & spice mixture, eggs, milk bourbon and vanilla; mix until very well combined.
  • 12Pour into pie shell, smoothing top.
  • 13Bake on rimmed baking sheet at 350ºF for 1 hour or until toothpick, inserted in center, is almost clean. (NOTE: If using sweet potatoes that were cooked and then refrigerated, increase baking time to 1 1/4 hrs.)
  • 14Allow to cool, at room temperature, for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, then refrigerate for at least 1 1/2 hours before serving.
  • 15Garnish each slice with sweet bourbon whipped cream and a sprig of mint or candied pecans, if desired.
  • 16Cover and refrigerate leftovers.
  • 17BOURBON WHIPPED CREAM:

    1 Cup heavy whipping cream
    1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
    1 Tablespoon confectioner's sugar
    1 1/2 teaspoon Kentucky bourbon

    In mixing bowl, whip cream to soft peak stage; while whipping, gradually add sugars; continue whipping while adding bourbon. Whip to fairly stiff peak stage. Refrigerate leftovers.

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