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Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet Potato Pie from Scratch

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 5 Sweet Potatoes I'm using 5 medium sized potatoes because I'm making two sweet potato pies.
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • First, began by washing your potatoes.
  • Then, put them in a large pot to boil on high heat for about 30 minutes or fork tender.
  • After your sweet potatoes have boiled, and they are fork tender set them aside in a bowl.
  • Allow your potatoes to cool a bit before you begin to peel them.
  • After you’ve peeled your sweet potatoes, place them in a separate bowl.
  • Chop your  1 stick of unsalted butter into chunks and add them to your sweet potatoes. The unsalted butter should melt over the potatoes, because they are still warm.
  • Next, add in your 1 cup of sugar1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and  a 1 tablespoon of vanilla or lemon extract.
  • Then, add in your 1 cup of whole milk, and 2 eggs.
  • Using a mixer, mix all of your ingredients together.
  •  When you’ve  finished use a large wooden spoon to ensure, you have no lumps in your pie mixture.
  • For your store bought pie crusts, cut about 4-5 slits in your pie crust, so the crust remains flat. Place the pie crusts in the oven on  325 degrees for about 10 minutes. This will ensure that the bottom of your pie crust will be done.
  • Remove the pie crusts from the oven and allow them to cool. Then, begin to pour your pie mixture into your crust.
  • Use your wooden spoon to smooth out any lumps.
  • Next, place your pie or pies in the oven on 325 degrees for about 45 minutes or until the sweet potato pies are firm to the touch.
  • After you remove your pies from the oven you can set them aside and allow them to cool.

Notes

One of the best things about sweet potato pie, it can be eaten warm. Or you can put them in the refrigerator and enjoy them cold.