Sweet potato pie

    2 hours 20 min

    This American Christmas and Thanksgiving tradition is festive and delicious. Using simple ingredients like real sweet potatoes and a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg, it is actually very easy to make.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 500g sweet potato
    • 125g butter, softened
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 125ml milk
    • 2 eggs

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr50min  ›  Ready in:2hr20min 

    1. Boil sweet potato whole in skin for 40 to 50 minutes, or until done. Run cold water over the sweet potato, and remove the skin.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Roll out pastry and line a 23cm (9 in) pie dish or tart tin.
    3. Break apart sweet potato in a bowl. Add butter, and mix well with mixer. Stir in sugar, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth. Pour filling into prepared pastry base.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 55 to 60 minutes, or until knife inserted in centre comes out clean. Pie will puff up like a souffle, and then will sink down as it cools.

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    Fantastic! I was looking for an alternative to pumpkin pie, as this is the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend and I wanted to start the tradition here in my home in the UK. Finding canned pumpkin meat is nearly impossible here, unless you order online...and making it from scratch is a pain. This recipe is INCREDIBLY easy to make...and equally as tasty!! I thought initially that it looked too runny, but, do not alter it...it's perfect just the way it is...enjoy  -  10 Oct 2010


    Being British, I had never had sweet potato pie before making it using this recipe -- I wanted to make it for a Thanksgiving party my American History teacher hosted! I've made it numerous times over the past few years and everybody always loves it! Really simple, incredibly tasty. However, I slightly reduce the amount of sugar (to around 185g) otherwise it's just a bit too sweet for my liking (I have a feeling this might be a British/American thing!)  -  08 Oct 2011


    Hiya tails, this is a pudding. It tastes very close to a pumpkin pie and is not savoury at all. Hope this helps, and do let us know if you try it!  -  07 Nov 2011