Irish Potato Pie

Irish Potato Pie
Sam Jones/Quinn Brein


3 eggs
2 cups half-and-half or light cream
2 cups mashed potatoes (whipped smooth with no lumps)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon Irish whiskey, brandy, or sherry (optional)
1 unbaked 10-inch deep-dish pie shell with high fluted edge
Freshly grated nutmeg
Toasted slivered almonds


Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs slightly. Stir in the half-and-half, potatoes, sugar, vanilla, salt, and liquor (if using). Beat well until smooth. Cover the fluted edge of the pie shell with aluminum foil to prevent overbrowning. Pour the filling into the shell and sprinkle with nutmeg. Place on the center rack of the oven and bake for 40 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for 15 to 18 minutes more, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle the almonds around the outer edge and dust with additional nutmeg. Serve at room temperature; store in the refrigerator.


8 to 10 servings

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I am looking for an Irish

I am looking for an Irish potato pie recipe that my mother often made. She did not boil and mash the potatoes, she sliced them into pie shell raw, as in an apple pie. I tried using apple pie spices, and pie had similar taste,but not as good as my mom's. I have searched everywhere for this recipe to no avail.Please help if you can!

In the little house on the

In the little house on the prairie book " The Long Winter" Caroline "Ma" Ingalls made a 'Mock Apple pie' with Green Pumpkin, Apple cider vinegar and baking spices, I'm sure you can do the same with thin sliced potatoes.

The recipe calls for:

4 lbs green unripe pumpkin ( use potatoes)
Brown sugar 1 cup
Ground nutmeg, cloves, Cinnamon- small pinch of each or large pinch of one.
Apple cider Vinegar 1/3 cup
( If you dont have cider vinegar, substitute hard Apple cider)

Pastry for 1 pie crust & top



North America had the blight

North America had the blight starting in 1843. There not really sure were the blight came that hit Europe, but thought to have been imported from South America in guano( fertiliser)

Dessert pie

Dessert pie

Can't wait to try this.

Can't wait to try this. Sounds incredible. I love old favorites from the Eire. Thanks.
By the way, the famine was from 1845 to 1852. Just a note.

The Potato Blight came from

The Potato Blight came from North America. Ireland was hit hard 1845-1854. It had lasting effects.
England was exporting much of the peasant, farmers crops. Many where hungray. This includes the meat they produced.

I have been looking for this

I have been looking for this recipe for years. . . my sainted mother used to make it but never gave me the recipe. . . thank you!