Five-Spice Sweet Potato Pie

  • portland Posted: 10/17/10
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    the texture of this pie was good, but i felt it needed a little more salt and a tad more of spices. it was not a sweet pie, but just sweet enough. a nice standard recipe

  • mistifi Posted: 10/09/09
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    Being in the northeast, few of my friends and family have ever eaten sweet potato pie. This recipe was a fantastic introduction to this autumn staple. I especially like that the ingredients are really simple to find and not too complex. I will definitely try this recipe again, but I may try topping with pecans for a bit more crunch and maybe adding a tablespoon of maple syrup for a more complex flavor.

  • livin2eat Posted: 11/27/10
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    Great recipe -- After cooking the sweet potatoes, I had one pound flesh and placed that in a food processor and streamed in the liquid (I used 1/2 & 1/2) to get a smooth consistency. I melted the butter and emulsified that with the egg yolks, then added the whites, mixed that with the sweet potatoes, then added that to the sugar/spices (I also added one Tbsp AP flour) I let the custard sit in the fridge overnight to let the flavors combine, then baked it the next day

  • kdfoodE Posted: 09/17/10
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    Great healthy dessert! I reduced some of the sugar because I am a fan of less-sweet desserts. Great spice flavor and pairs wonderfully with vanilla ice cream :)

  • cookfromsocal Posted: 05/08/11
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    This is the first sweet potato pie I have made. I didn't mash the pulp enought so I had chunks. Not overly spicy but still good. Next time will make the pulp smoother.

  • wheeldeal Posted: 10/09/11
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    I would have preferred a slightly sweeter pie. I also ditched the recommendation for a frozen pie crust and made a homemade pie crust. Why would you ruin an excellent pie with a fake pie crust?

  • doherty Posted: 12/28/11
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    This is my favorite pie. I make it all the time. I use a store bought graham cracker pie crust instead of the refrigerated one.

  • Kellilee Posted: 11/10/13
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    Made this pie with Alabama sweet potatoes. Peeled and chopped sweet potatoes before roasting. After mashing and adding other ingredients, whipped mixture until very smooth to remove all sweet potato lumps. Was told by crowd watching Alabama football game that this was the best sweet potato pie ever.

  • Avivale Posted: 12/27/13
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    Los Angeles, CA

    I broke up my yams with a hand mixer, beating them till they were silky smooth, which gave my pie a 5-star texture. Unfortunately, the five-spice powder flavor in the yams didn't work for me. This was my first time playing with five-spice powder and I guess it's just not my thing. If you do like five-spice powder, you will be quite pleased with this pie recipe.


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