With Thanksgiving only a few weeks away, you’ll most likely be scrambling to figure out what to bring (if anything) and how to cook it! Up until recently, my family always celebrated Thanksgiving at my aunt’s house, and every year my mom would bring mac and cheese (recipe coming soon!). With such a large family, each of us didn’t have to bring very much. But now that we have a smaller celebration at my parents house, we each have a bit more to cook! One of the first years we celebrated just us, I made a delicious sweet potato pie for dessert.
Unpopular opinion: I hate pumpkin everything – so I decided to switch from a pumpkin pie to a sweet potato one, and every year since my dad always asks, “Where’s that sweet potato pie?” Now that I’m older, I really like helping out or contributing a dish, and sweet potato pie is one of my favorites to make – it’s easy, it tastes good, and everyone likes it!
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Here’s everything you’ll need: (Serves 8-10 depending on how big your slices are!)
- 2 medium-large sweet potatoes
- 1 pre-made crust
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup milk or cream
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows (for topping if desired)
First pre-heat oven to 400F and place sweet potatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet. Roast for just around 1 hour, or until tender. They explode a bit when they’re ready! Once they’re cooked, let them cool down before scooping out the insides (discarding the peel) and adding them, along with the rest of your ingredients (minus the marshmallows), into a blender and blend until smooth.
Line your pie tin/pan with the pre-made crust (you can def make your own if you want!), and lightly dust inside bottom of crust with flour.
Pour in sweet potato filling mixture, and bake at 350F for 1 hr to 1 hr 15 min, or until an inserted knife comes out clean.Remove from oven, and set to low broil. Top pie with marshmallows (optional) and place back in oven for an additional 2-4 minutes, or until marshmallows are golden brown/toasted. Let cool before serving, and store in the refrigerator.
So what do you think?!?! Does it look delicious?
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