Southerners Help... Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Baking By sewsugarqueen Updated 18 Oct 2013 , 4:34pm by AnnieCahill

sewsugarqueen Posted 10 Oct 2013 , 8:46pm
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OK I'm from the south... of Canada  and need help.  An American who just moved here would like sweet potato pie for Thanksgiving.  It's this weekend for us in Canada.  I would really like to make this for her.  I tried the Cook's illustrated sweet potato pie but it only used 1/4tsp nutmeg and just tasted like I was eating my sweet potatoes on a tart shell.  So... what should a true southern sweet potato pie taste like... just sweet potatoes???? Ladies and Gents of the South I would appreciate any comments or recipes that tell me what it truly should be.  Thanks y'all y'all!

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vldutoit Posted 11 Oct 2013 , 2:28am
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AIt is similar to pumpkin pie if that helps. Here in Texas, we prefer sweet potato to pumpkin. I bake my sweet potatoes in the microwave then mix it with the beater blade of my kitchen aid. This is my recipe: 2 cups sweet potatoes 2 beaten eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1 tall can evaporated milk 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2tsp nutmeg 1/2tsp salt. Combine it all in a large mixing bowl stiring just until combined. Pour into a deep dish pie crust and bake at 375.for about 45 minutes. It will be kind of bland but you can adjust the nutmeg and cinnamon if you like a more pronounced flavor. Hth.

mfeagan Posted 11 Oct 2013 , 11:54am
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Sweet potato pie is by far better than pumpkin! Your recipe looks great! I've made it a few times, but my mom is the master! 

JaeRodriguez Posted 11 Oct 2013 , 5:31pm
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I use that recipe but I double the spices, so good!

sewsugarqueen Posted 11 Oct 2013 , 8:40pm
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Thank you so much for advice... I thought 1/4 tsp of one spice was just too little but I have nothing to compare it too.  The American client should be happy and maybe I will start a new trend here.

I love sweet Potatoes  so I might make some for myself... other than the test run my friends and I ate. :grin:

Going to up the spices.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

JaeRodriguez Posted 12 Oct 2013 , 1:40am
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ALet us know how it turns out! It really is a great pie, I prefer it to pumpkin! :)

sewsugarqueen Posted 18 Oct 2013 , 2:49am
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Upping the spices really improved the sweet potato pie and then I put marshmallows on top.  Customer was very happy.  But we both think maybe next time I should add just a bit of pumpkin to it.  Hope that doesn't offend anyone but the all sweet potato just seems like what I eat on my dinner plate.

Thank you so much all who gave suggestions.

AnnieCahill Posted 18 Oct 2013 , 4:34pm
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Traditionally sweet potato pie is only very lightly spiced.  You can't compare it to pumpkin pie because it's totally different.  Here is a good recipe.


It's better to use baked or steamed potatoes instead of boiled ones. 

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