How to Bake a Sweet Potato Pie

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Updated: November 28, 2019 Have you grown tired of the traditional pumpkin pie? Why not bake a sweet potato pie instead? This recipe will show you how to make a simple pie crust and a filling for sweet potato pie. Your family will love the change.

Making the Crust

  1. Place the flour, salt and butter or shortening into a blender fitted with a steel blade. Blend the mixture until it looks like crumbs.
  2. Remove the crust from the blender and place it on a cutting board. Add the water one tablespoon at a time until the dough forms a ball.
  3. Roll the crust out using a rolling pin into a 12" (30cm) circle. Drape the crust over a 9" (23cm) pie pan.
  4. Trim the crust with a knife until it extends from the sides of the pie pan about 1/2" (1.25cm).
    • Flute or crimp the edges.
    • Poke some holes in the crust with a fork to allow steam to escape.
    • Set the pan aside until you've prepared the filling.

Preparing the Filling

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Place the oven rack in the center of the oven.
  2. Combine the brown sugar, sweet potatoes, and spices in a mixing bowl. Beat the ingredients together for 2 minutes using either a handheld mixer or a stand mixer with a paddle attachment.
  3. Mix the condensed milk and eggs in a separate bowl. Use a fork to combine them, beating the eggs only lightly.
  4. Add the egg and milk mixture to the potato mixture. Beat on medium speed until well blended.
  5. Pour the filling over the pie crust in the pie pan.
  6. Tap the filled pie pan on the counter to allow the filling to settle and level out.
  7. Bake the pie for 50 to 60 minutes.
    • Sweet potato pies typically don't brown as much as pumpkin pies, so don't concern yourself with the appearance of the filling. Poke a toothpick into the center; when the toothpick comes out clean, the filling is done.
    • Check the pie after 30 minutes. If the edges of the crust are brown, cover them with aluminum foil while the rest of the pie finishes baking.
  8. Allow the pie to cool for 15 minutes. Slice the pie and serve it with dollops of whipped cream.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup flour
  • Dash salt
  • 1/3 cup cold butter or shortening, cut into chunks
  • 3 to 4 tbsp cold water

Filling

  • 1-1/4 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed with skins removed
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs

Tips

  • Sweet potato pies remain fresh for up to 3 days. After that, they can be refrigerated if you want to keep them a little longer.
  • When your pie comes out of the oven, it may have risen while it cooked. Expect the pie to fall back down a little bit––it's normal.
  • Instead of using brown sugar, you can use regular white sugar.It will affect the taste, but it is an option.
  • If you don't want to make your own pie crust, you can always use a pre-made crust from your grocery store to speed up the preparation time.
  • Instead of serving your sweet potato pie with whipped cream, you can always make a meringue to go on top of your pie.
  • If your oven doesn't cook very evenly, rotate the pie halfway through the cooking time.

Things You'll Need

  • Blender fitted with a steel blade
  • Cutting board
  • Rolling pin
  • 9" (23cm) pie pan
  • Knife
  • Fork
  • Mixing bowl
  • Handheld mixer or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment
  • Bowl
  • Toothpick
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