This old fashioned, southern sweet potato pie is a classic dessert for the holidays. This recipe by Divas can Cook on YouTube has a creamy and smooth consistency with a slight hint of citrus from the pineapple juice. I love sweet potatoes, and sweet potato pie can seem daunting because of roasting the potatoes. However, when you roast the potatoes, I believe it gives a better flavor than boiling them. The texture is more wholesome and has that baked roasted taste. I thought it was interesting that orange or pineapple juice was incorporated in this recipe. The brown butter is used in this recipe too, which adds an extra nutty flavor.
- 1 Homemade Deluxe Buttery Pie Crust see my recipe
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter cut into cubes or slices
- 2 lb. sweet potatoes washed & dried equals about 2 cups pureed
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk
- 2 eggs room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- tiny pinch clove optional
- 2 tablespoons orange or pineapple juice I use a mixture of both
- 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
First, preheat the oven to 425F. Pierce the sweet potatoes with a fork several times, and bake them for about 45 minutes or until very tender. Let that cool, and make the brown butter. Continue to watch Divas can Cook tutorial on YouTube for full instructions and details.
Next, mix the roasted sweet potatoes, cooled brown butter sauce, brown sugar, white sugar, evaporated milk, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, juice, and flour until well combined. Pour the sweet potato mixture into a pie crust and bake in a preheated oven for 55 minutes.
Original source: https://diyjoy.com/southern-sweet-potato-pie-recipe/