Sweet Potato Pie
Posted: 07 November 2017 12:42 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I have a request to make Sweet Potato Pie this year, but have never made one before.  My question is can I use Rose’s Pumpkin Pie recipe but just substitute Sweet Potato for the Pumpkin?  Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Posted: 10 November 2017 09:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I am not looking at the pumpkin pie recipe right now -but I guess it would work. I would compare it to one online for sweet potatoe pie


this looks as good as any

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/calleys-sweet-potato-pie-recipe-2085595

or this

https://www.today.com/recipes/make-patti-labelles-sweet-potato-pie-recipe-home-t56966

or this
https://iheartrecipes.com/sweet-potato-pie-recipe-soul-food/

 

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Posted: 11 November 2017 12:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Jrrruth - 07 November 2017 12:42 PM

I have a request to make Sweet Potato Pie this year, but have never made one before.  My question is can I use Rose’s Pumpkin Pie recipe but just substitute Sweet Potato for the Pumpkin?  Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!


I’m not familiar with Rose’s pumpkin pie. So not sure about substitutions.  But I can recommend a couple of recipes for sweet potato pie.

For a very light, not overly sweet pie, I love the sweet potato pie based on Mary Randolph’s 1824 cookbook, The Virginia House-Wife.

http://americanheritagecooking.com/2014/02/mary-randolphs-sweet-potato-pie/


For a sweet potato pie more in keeping with the way sweet potato pie had evolved over time, then chef Paul Prudhomme’s pie.

Paul Prudhomme,s Sweet Potato Pie

FOR THE CRUST:
* 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
* 2 tablespoons sugar
* ½ beaten egg
* 2 tablespoons milk
* 1 cup flour
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FOR THE SWEET POTATO FILLING:
* 1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
* 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
* 1 tablespoon vanilla
* ¼ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
* ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
* ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
* ⅛ teaspoon allspice
* ¼ teaspoon salt
* ½ beaten egg
* 1 tablespoon heavy cream
* 2 tablespoons sugar

FOR THE PECAN FILLING:
* ½ cup chopped pecans
* ¾ cup sugar
* 2 eggs
* 1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
* ¾ cup dark corn syrup
* Pinch of salt
* Pinch of cinnamon
* 2 teaspoons vanilla

FOR THE CHANTILLY CREAM:
* 1 cup heavy cream
* 2 tablespoons sugar
* 1 tablespoon orange liqueur
* 1 tablespoon Cognac

 

1. Make the crust: Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add beaten egg and milk; beat about 2 minutes. Stir in flour to moisten ingredients. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and shape into a disk. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour.
2. Roll out dough into 14-inch circle on lightly floured wax paper, or on a lightly floured work surface. Transfer to a deep 9-inch pie plate; remove wax paper if using. Press pastry into plate and flute edges.
3. Heat oven to 300 degrees.
4. Make the sweet potato filling: In a large bowl, combine potato, butter, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, salt, beaten egg, heavy cream and sugar. Beat at medium speed until mixture is smooth. Spread on bottom of pie crust.
5. Make the pecan filling: Sprinkle sweet potato filling with pecans. In another bowl, combine sugar, eggs, melted butter, corn syrup, salt, cinnamon and vanilla and beat well. Pour over pecans.
6. Transfer pie to oven and bake for 1 1/2 hours. Cool.
7. Make the chantilly cream: Whip heavy cream with sugar, orange liqueur and Cognac. Top each slice of pie with a dollop of cream.

 

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