How to Make Sweet Potato Pie
Learn how to make classic sweet potato pie—it’s far easier than pumpkin.
A classic Southern dessert that’s full of soul, sweet potato pie uses some of the same spices as pumpkin pie; you’ll notice the similarity in taste and texture. But the big difference? Homemade sweet potato pie is simple and easier to make from scratch than pumpkin pie. In this video, you’ll learn how to make sweet potato pie. Boil whole sweet potatoes, or if you’re rushed for time, use canned sweet potatoes. We’ll show you the tools and ingredients you’ll need to make the pie: sweet potatoes, butter, milk, cream, or evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, and spices. You’ll see how to get added crunch and flavor from your sweet potato pie by sprinkling nuts like pecans or walnuts on the bottom of the pie crust. You’ll see the best way to cook your whole sweet potatoes and get a tip for softening cold butter fast. You’ll also see a terrific way to prepare your sweet potatoes if you don’t have an electric mixer. Stay tuned until the end for a great tip on avoiding cracks in sweet potato pie—any custard pie for that matter. You don’t have to be from the South to love old fashioned sweet potato pie. And with sweet potatoes available year-round in grocery stores, you can have this easy-to-make favorite any time!
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