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Sweet Potato Pie Recipe: How to Make Easy, Southern Sweet Potato Pie

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Soulful Sweet Potato Pie recipe with a flaky crust just like grandma use to make! This recipe will show you how to make a homemade sweet potato pie from scratch, complete with an easy, homemade, buttery pie crust.
For the crust
  All purpose flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Crisco 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs) (butter flavored)
  White sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 1
  Ice water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
For the filling
  Sweet potatoes 2
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  White sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Evaporated milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 2 Medium
  Nutmeg powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ginger 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Flour 1 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon

1. In a pot, put 2 sweet potatoes, cover with water and bring it to boil on medium heat.
2. Cook for around 45-55 minutes or till they are soft.
3. Remove from pot and set aside to cool.
4. CRUST: In a bowl add the flour and Crisco, mix well until it resembles bread crumbs.
5. Add sugar and salt. Mix the egg in ice cold water.
6. Pour into the crust mixture and stir until combined.
7. Sprinkle flour on a work surface and just knead the mixture lightly, but not too much. Gather into a dough ball.
8. Divide the ball into two pieces (Store the other half for later use in fridge).
9. Roll the dough out to about 1/4 inch thickness and place it into a deep dish pie pan. Shape the crust using your hands.
10. Refrigerate until ready to use.
11. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

12. FILLING: Peel the skin off the cooled and cooked sweet potatoes.
13. Transfer it into a bowl and mash it up with a fork.
14. Using an electric beater mix the sweet potatoes until smooth and creamy.
15. Add the butter and continue to mix till combined.
16. Put the sugars, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla and flour. Beat until mixture is smooth.
17. Pour into prepared pie crust and bake for 55- 60 minutes.
18. Remove from the oven and let it cool on the counter for about 30 minutes.
19. Place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours to set completely.

20. In a serving plate, slice and serve it as a dessert.

Brush the pie crust with egg whites to get that shiny crust look if desired.

Things You Will Need
water- 5 cups or more

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Sweet Potato
Preparation Time: 
100 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
160 Minutes
This is quite a refreshing dessert. This video illustrates how to prepare sweet potato pie which is served with whipped cream. The flavor from the sweet potato is enhanced when seasoned with warm spices, sugar, cream and butter to make a gooey sweet pie that tastes best when warm.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 944 Calories from Fat 542

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 60 g92%

Saturated Fat 19.9 g99.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 107.8 mg35.9%

Sodium 549.7 mg22.9%

Total Carbohydrates 90 g29.8%

Dietary Fiber 3.1 g12.4%

Sugars 34.3 g

Protein 11 g21.3%

Vitamin A 115.9% Vitamin C 2.1%

Calcium 8% Iron 20%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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