A common dessert that has its roots in the South of the United States is sweet potato pie. During the American holiday season, it is frequently offered in place of pumpkin pie, which is more common in other parts of the country, particularly during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
While creamy vegetable pie recipes have their origins in medieval Europe, sweet potato pie dates back to the early days of American colonization. In the 18th century, sweet potato pie’s recipes made their first appearance in printed cookbooks alongside savory vegetable dishes. Sweet potato pie was more frequently categorized as a dessert during the 19th century.
- Dough for single-crust pie
- Two medium sweet potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds), peeled and cubed
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
- 3/4 cup evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Roll out the dough to a circle that is 1/8 inch thick on a lightly dusted surface, then transfer it to a 9-inch pie plate. Cut the crust 1/2 inch beyond the plate’s rim, then flute the edge. While preparing the filling, refrigerate.
- Add enough water to cover the sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan. up to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, for 13–15 minutes, or until tender. Return the drained potatoes to the pan. Blend thoroughly, then let cool to room temperature.
- Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl. Add eggs and thoroughly combine. Mix in the milk, 2 cups of sweet potatoes that have been mashed, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add liquid to crust. For 15 minutes, bake. Reduce heat to 350° and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until set or a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean. on a wire rack to cool. Keep leftovers in the fridge.
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sweet potato pie contains 360 calories per 136 g serving. This serving contains 15 g of fat, 5 g of protein and 52 g of carbohydrate. The latter is 27 g sugar and 1 g of dietary fiber, the rest is complex carbohydrate. Sweet potato pie contains 6 g of saturated fat and 24 mg of cholesterol per serving. 136 g of Sweet potato pie contains 1.01 mg of iron, 115.60 mg of calcium, 360 mg of potassium.
This smooth, creamy sweet potato pie is delicately flavoured and slices wonderfully! Around the holidays, we advise creating a couple sweet potato pies to give to friends and family.
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