What is a simple recipe for sweet potato pie?


Quick Answer

A simple recipe for sweet potato pie from Epicurious calls for a filling that consists of mashed sweet potatoes, sugar, milk, eggs and butter. It also features the warm flavors of vanilla, dark rum, cinnamon and nutmeg.

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What is a simple recipe for sweet potato pie?
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To prepare the sweet potato pie, use a fork to pierce 1 1/4 pounds of sweet potatoes in a baking pan. Roast the sweet potatoes at 350 F for about 75 minutes or until they are soft. Let the sweet potatoes cool before scraping out the flesh, and putting it into a bowl. Thoroughly mash the sweet potatoes.

Heat 1/2 stick of unsalted butter in a saucepan, and dissolve 3/4 cup of sugar in the melted butter. Pour this mixture into the mashed sweet potatoes, and beat in 3 large eggs and 3/4 cup of milk to form a smooth mixture. Incorporate 1 tablespoon each of dark rum and flour, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon each of grated nutmeg and salt. Transfer the mixture into an unbaked 9-inch pie shell. Place the pie in a baking pan on the lower rack of the oven, and bake it at 400 F for approximately 40 minutes or until the sweet potato custard is just set.

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