Sweet Potato Pie

Recipe for Sweet Potato Pie
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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 9-inch pastry shell
Optional: Top with whipped cream


Preheat oven to 350°F. 

When you mash the sweet potato flesh (with a food processor or hand-held mixer), make sure it’s smooth and lump free.

Mix sugar, milk, eggs, salt, ginger, and orange zest into cooked sweet potato. (See tips on cooking sweet potato in intro above.)

Turn into unbaked (or prebaked) pastry shell. Bake pie for 1 hour or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Filling should be slightly puffy. If the crust gets too dark before the pie is done, loosely cover it with aluminum foil.

Ideally, let the pie cool an hour so the filling is firm and set.

If desired, serve with ice cream or whipped cream. Or, our favorite is 1 cup of heavy cream whipped with ¼ cup brandy. 


8 servings

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Sweet Potato

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

Sweet potatoes are white.

Am I correct?

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!

The first flavor that came

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

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!

Thank you Shawn Mccrory for the enlightening /:op

i 'll give it a try with the old 'batates' still waiting to be processed