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Sweet Potato Pie

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Sweet Potato Pie

That’s on Another Level!

I’ve been eating sweet potato pie since I first grew teeth. So I consider myself somewhat of a connoisseur, especially since I eat them several times a year for the past 39 years. That being said… I’ve been doing lots of experimenting in the kitchen this year. And who knew that I would find something to add to this dessert that would change the game? Well, I did. My secret ingredients: acidity from lemon juice (and extract) and cardamom! And if you don’t know what that is, it’s pretty much an orange flavored spice. Check it out!

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Sweet Potato Pie

This sweet potato pie recipe has something special that will take you to another level. But not so different that traditionalists won't love it too.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 296 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes baked, then peeled
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/3 c milk
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable shortening
  • 1 prepared pie crust

Instructions

  1. Bake sweet potatoes in a 350 degree oven for 90 minutes.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, "cream" the sugar, butter, and eggs using a mixer. (I use a hand mixer.)
  3. While still hot, peel potatoes and remove any dark brown spots. Cut into medium chunks.
  4. Add half of the potatoes, both extracts, lemon juice, and salt to the bowl. Mix well until completely combined.
  5. In a small bowl - whisk milk and flour together until all lumps are gone.
  6. To the large bowl, add remaining potatoes, milk mixture, and spices. Mix well for several minutes, until mixture is smooth and evenly colored. Be sure to remove any strings that get caught in mixer.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Grease a deep pie dish with shortening. Roll pie crust onto dish. Then, starting in the center and working outward, gently press down the dough, making sure to smooth out any air bubbles. Trim any excess dough around the top of the dish.
  9. Pour potato mixture into pie crust, making sure that it's evenly spread out.
  10. Bake pie for 90 minutes.
  11. Remove and let cool. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 260mg 11%
Potassium 292mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 25g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 219.1%
Vitamin C 2.8%
Calcium 4.3%
Iron 6.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    Becky
    January 30, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    This was the best pie I have had in a very long time. It was absolutely perfect and my only complaint is that it went fast!

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