This easy to follow Southern Sweet Potato Pie recipe is really a conventional favorite. Though sweet potato pie might be thought to be very good, old fashioned, soul food from the South, it is actually loved everywhere and served traditionally on Thanksgiving for dessert. Sweet Potato Pie could also be served as a side dish with a hearty meal. Leave off the whipped cream and you will have delectable side for you ham or turkey dinner. This subsequent recipe is special because it reminds you of Southern hospitality and comfort food with the addition of maple syrup giving it that extra kick that makes it so special. Sweet potatoes are high in fiber, potassium and healthy carbohydrates, so go ahead and enjoy this dessert that is good for the heart and pure manna for your tastebuds.
Southern Sweet Potato Pie Ingredients
3 Sweet Potatoes, baked and skinned (useful hint below), 1 1/2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup, 1/4 Cup dark brown sugar, packed, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, two eggs, 6 Tablespoons heavy cream, 1/4 Cup pecans for garnish, 1 9? prepared pie pastry (I cheat and use store bought pre-made pie shells!)
1. Prepare pastry in pie plate. Refrigerate until needed. 2. Preheat oven to 350F. 3 In big mixing bowl, mash sweet potatoes. For a smoother filling, you can also run through a food processor, blender or food mill. 4. Add butter, syrup and sugar and continue mashing until smooth. 5. Whisk in cinnamon, nutmeg and eggs. 6. Very carefully fold in cream. 7. Pour mixture into pie shell and garnish with pecans. 8. Bake for approximately 25 minutes or till the sides begin to rise up. The center will look not fairly set.
Garnish with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Hints for baking the sweet potatoes
Clean potatoes and cut off the ends. Bake in 400 F oven for 45 minutes. Should you be making use of left over sweet potatoes, or baking them a day ahead, your pie could need further baking time.
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