Sweet Potato Pie

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Sweet potatoes for dessert? Yes, please! This simple-to-make sweet potato pie recipe will perfectly complement holiday dinner.  

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1 cup mashed, cooked sweet potato
1-1/2 cups sugar
1-2/3 cups milk
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon grated fresh orange zest
1 unbaked 9-inch pastry shell


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix sugar, milk, eggs, salt, ginger, and orange zest into cooked sweet potato. Turn into unbaked pastry shell and bake for 1 hour or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. (If desired, serve warm with 1 cup of heavy cream whipped with ¼ cup brandy.)


8 servings



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This is a really wonderful

This is a really wonderful less sweet alternative to pies. I actually only used 1 cup of sugar and a little more potato (Which I used 1/2 yam and 1/2 sweet pot)and it was PLENTY sweet and texture didn't seem to suffer!

The first flavor that came

The first flavor that came thru was the hint of orange. Definetly a tasty way to use sweet potatoes.

Today the U.S. Department of

Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture requires labels with the term ‘yam’ to be accompanied by the term ‘sweet potato.’ Unless you specifically search for yams, which are usually found in an international market, you are probably eating sweet potatoes!

Sweet Potato

You call this sweet potato pie - but it actually looks like yams in the pictures.

Sweet potatoes are white.

Am I correct?