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Sweet Potato Pie with Pumpkinseed Crunch

Kate Sears
Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 1 hr, 10 mins
Yield

Makes 8 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

In this pie, sweet potatoes are dressed up with maple syrup, ginger, and nutmeg. It's the perfect dessert for any fall occasion, not to mention on the lighter side.    

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe prepared Perfect Pie Dough
  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, baked and mashed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated whole nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado or raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkinseeds

Nutrition Information

  • calories 331
  • fat 14 g
  • satfat 6 g
  • monofat 4 g
  • polyfat 2 g
  • protein 8 g
  • carbohydrate 46 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 75 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 198 mg
  • calcium 67 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Working with prepared dough, press down edges with floured fork tines, leaving 1-inch between crimping. Freeze 10 minutes or until firm.

  2. Line bottom of dough with foil; top with pie weights. Bake in middle of oven 20 minutes or until set. Remove weights and foil, and return to oven. Bake 8-10 minutes more. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool.

  3. Whisk together mashed sweet potato with whole eggs, 1 egg white, 1/2 cup maple syrup, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Spoon into shell, and brush edges with remaining egg white; sprinkle with sugar. Bake in middle of oven 40 minutes or until set. (If crust is becoming too brown, cover with foil.) Transfer to a wire rack.

  4. Spray a piece of foil with cooking spray. Toast pumpkinseeds in a skillet 1-2 minutes or until syrup has reduced and seeds are golden. Transfer to foil; spread in 1 layer. Let cool 15 minutes. Crumble, and garnish pie. Slice and serve.