Recipe

Spiced Sweet Potato Pie

Recipe Information

Total Time: 

1 hour and 50 minutes

Servings: 

8

If you’re a fan of pumpkin pie, you’ll love this Southern favorite made with sweet potatoes.

Ingredients

  • 1 hour and 50 minutes total.
  • 1 1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pie shell, unbaked
  • Roasted pecans halves for garnish (optional)

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Bake the sweet potatoes, skin on, for 30 minutes. Remove the skin and purée. Measure 2 cups to use in the pie, reserving any leftover for another use.
  2. Return the purée to the food processor and add the half and half, eggs, maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg and salt, and process until smooth.
  3. Pour the sweet potato mixture into the pie shell and bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350°F and bake for about 45 minutes longer. When the center of the pie is puffed and a paring knife inserted in the center of the pie comes out with no wet batter, cool the pie on a rack.
  4. Cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing.

Serving Suggestion

While this pie may be the perfect finale to a fall feast, the sweetness and spice also complement offerings like spicy sausages and olives in a charcuterie tray or the savory flavors in a curry dish.

Nutritional Information

460 calories, 20 g. fat, 60 mg. cholesterol, 320 mg. sodium, 65 g. carbohydrate, 8 g. fiber , 8 g. protein