Among desserts that scream fall, sweet potato pie is a chart-topper. Just like pumpkin pie, it’s commonly found on the dessert table of fall holiday dinners and parties. You can get a store-bought sweet potato pie but nothing is better than enjoying it homemade, fresh from the oven. If you’ve never attempted to make a sweet potato pie don’t be intimidated by the prospect. We found a deliciously easy recipe for you to follow at Allrecipes.
Check out the instructions below.
- 1 pound of sweet potatoes, with skin
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- ½ cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust
- Place the sweet potato in a pot and cover it with water. Bring the water to a boil. Boil for 40 to 50 minutes or until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Remove the sweet potato from the pot and run it under cold water to cool it. Then remove and discard the skin.
- Break apart the flesh of the sweet potato and place it in a bowl.
- Add butter and blend with an electric mixer until it is smooth.
- Add sugar, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat the mixture on medium speed until it is smooth.
- Pour the filling into the unbaked pie crust.
- Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean (usually 55-60 minutes).
- Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool.
- Serve and enjoy!
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Pro Sweet Potato Pie Tips
Tip 1: Bake the Sweet Potatoes
This recipe calls for you to boil the sweet potatoes but according to thekitchn.com, that can lead to water-logged sweet potatoes and runny filling. Baking the sweet potatoes will take the same amount of time and will concentrate the sweet potatoes for a more flavorful pie.
Tip 2: Use Canned Milk
Using canned milk can add an extra bit of sweetness and density to your pie that regular milk will not.
Tip 3: Let the pie rest
When you take the pie out of the oven it will look like a soufflé with a puffed-up top. Give the pie time to cool and deflate before you cut it.