Eats: Sweet Potato Pie

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PIE. I love, LOVE pie. I love pie more than cake, more than cupcakes (even though cupcakes are my favorite things to bake), more than most desserts. I decided to try and make sweet potato pie over the weekend, because sweet potatoes are my crack. My favorite vegetable + my favorite dessert = breakfast for the week. Yep, breakfast of champions over here. 

Anyway, for some reason I really wanted to make sure that the pie was cooked all the way though, so I stabbed it to death. 

I just used this recipe, but added some pumpkin spice because I had it, and why the hell not. 

Get

1 (1 pound) sweet potato
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup almond milk
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (optional)
1 unbaked pie crust

Boil sweet potato whole, with skin for 40-50 minutes, or until the sweet potato is done (you should be able to poke through it). Run cold water over the potato, and remove the skin (I did this by just scraping it with the side of a fork, came off easily).  

Break apart sweet potato in a bowl, add  butter and mix well with mixer. Stir in sugar, milk, eggs,  spices, and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth. Pour filling into unbaked pie crust, 

Bake at 350 for 55 to 60 minutes, or until fork comes clean. The pie will poof up like a souffle at first, but then return to normal as it cools, so don't freak out. 

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I think I might make this again for Thanksgiving, but with coconut oil instead of butter to try to make it a bit healthier. Either way, PIE. Happy eats!

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  1. PIE!!!! Nomnomonm. I love pie. Love, love, LOVE it. And while I don't always love sweet potato, this sound kind of good! I might have to try it.

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  2. Oh my god.... this is making me soooo hungry right now!! That pie looks delicious! The pictures of it are pretty too!!

    xo
    Rachel

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  3. Mmm...pie. I love sweet potatoes but I have never had a sweet potato pie. I will definitely try this!

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  4. OOOhhhh looks Yum :), i should tell kim to make it lol

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  5. Looks delicious!

    xo T.
    initialed.ca

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  6. I have never tried sweet potato pie before. Is this the one you can put mini marshmallows all over {or am I confusing that with another type of pie}?

    xx

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  7. I've been wanting to try sweet potato pie. I've never had it! I'm a bigger fan of cake than pie, but I'm sure I'd love this.

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

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  8. Sweet potato pie rocks out pumpkin pie any day! Yours looks great!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  9. I just started liking sweet potatoes after the past couple of years and this looks and sounds delicious. YOu always seem to cook the most amazing things.
    +Victoria+

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