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Sweet Potato Pies Recipe

Potato pie | Image: Taste of home

This is the season for sweet potatoes. Instead of eating boiled and fried potato every time, you can switch up and try the sweet potato pies.

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Sweet potatoes
Butter
Granulated sugar
Evaporated milk
Whole eggs
Egg yolk
Ground nutmeg, ground ginger, and cinnamon spice
Salt
Vanilla extract
Homemade unbaked pie crust

Method

  • Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  • Line the bottom of the pie crust with parchment paper, then add dried beans on top. The beans will ensure that the bottom of the crust does not rise.
  • Bake for 5-6 minutes in the preheated oven, remove from the oven and let it cool.
  • Rinse, peel, and cut the sweet potatoes into chunks, then add to a medium saucepan. Water should cover the potatoes at least an inch.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat and then reduce the heat. Cook until tender and potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork – about 12 minutes or more depending on the size of the potatoes.
  • Drain water and simmer for about 1 minute or until water has evaporated. Add to a mixing bowl, mash the potatoes using a handheld mixer.
  • Next, add the remaining ingredients: softened butter, white sugar, brown sugar, evaporated milk, eggs, egg yolk, nutmeg spice, ground ginger spice, cinnamon spice, salt, and vanilla extract.
  • Continue mixing until all the ingredients have been fully incorporated.
  • Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake for about 40 minutes or until the top is nice and thoroughly browned or when a skewer inserted in the middle of the pie comes out clean.
  • Remove and serve the top with whipped cream, pecan, and/or caramel sauce for a treat.
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