"Aside from being delicious, sweet potatoes are a good source of vitamin A. This pie is a nice alternative to pumpkin pie." — GINGER P
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cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
1 (9 inch)
I love this recipe. It's easy and delicious.
Inedible! Maybe the 3 cups of sugar is a typo?!? Only make this one if you scale back on the sugar and don't mind that the rest of the recipe is extremely high fat. I tried this recipe only because I had all of the ingredients on hand, but next time I will run to the store instead.
This pie was swimming in the butter and it was too SWEET, and I had left out half a cup of sugar . The pie coats your mouth with a layer of fatty butter. Must be a typo on sugar and butter because the pie was definately overboard on the two. Definately would not make again.
I made some pretty serious modifications to this recipe and it turned out fantastic (see my custom version) but my rating is based on the recipe as written. It has serious flaws and I urge you to use it for inspiration but heed the warnings of the reviewers. If you've ever baked a pumpkin pie you would know that 3 cups of sugar is WAY too much for this pie. Sweet potato is already sweeter than pumpkin to begin with so doesn't need much to sweeten it up. I used 1 cup and it was plenty. I used only 1/2 cup butter and can't imagine how greasy the end result would be if you actually used 2 sticks of butter in this. I reduced the half and half to 3/4 cup to get the consistency I felt was right. It will be a pretty runny consistency, similar to pumpkin pie, but will set up as it bakes. I have to say I like the method of sprinkling the nutmeg on top. It makes for a very pretty presentation. I also mixed a bit of it into the batter. It compliments the sweet potato really well and I didn't feel any other spice was needed. Make sure you store this in the fridge and serve cold.
I was nervous about this recipe, but I LOVE it!...Its very sweet but definately a "man-trap"!!!...its a southern recipe. I actually substituted the half and half for eagle brand condensed milk and YES I did use this much sugar, however I noticed that it made about two pies. After making the pie, taste the mix and add where you see necessary! I also cooked it for longer than the 40 minutes...because I like that slightly burned look on top of my sweet potato pies. This PIE was Off the HOOK!
Ugghhh, I find it tough to make the sweet potato pie's sweet enough! I normally use sweetened condensed milk, brown sugar, and white sugar in my recipe.
Now maybe, just maybe, 1 cup of butter is enough to make two pies :)
Nevertheless, be encouraged, some folks like it sweet, while others prefer the store bought taste!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sweet Potato Pie V
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 306
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