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Sour Cream Sweet Potato Pie


A Holiday favorite!

Rate this recipe 2.2/5 (134 Votes)


  • 1 9 inch unbaked pie crust
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 16 oz sweet potatoes, mashed (about 2 cups) Use canned potatoes, or for better flavor, boil sweet potatoes until tender and mash.
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Level of difficulty Average
Cooking time 75mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

in a small bowl beat egg whites at high speed, just until soft peaks form. In a large bowl, beat sweet potatoes with egg yolks at low speed. Add remaining ingredients and blend well.

Step 2

Fold egg whites gently into mixture with a wire whisk.

Step 3

Place pie plate with pie crust on oven rack and pour mixture into pie crust. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes, then at 350 degrees for 1 hour 5 minues, or until set.

Step 4

Store in refrigerator after cooling.


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VIDEO: Sweet Potato Toast

Did you know you can toast sweet potato slices... and it's absolutely delicious!


  1. Slice an avocado in half.
  2. In a bowl, combine avocado with half an onion (diced) and coriander. 
  3. Add the juice from half a lemon and some salt, and mix.
  4. Cut a sweet potato into 1/2 inch slices.
  5. Place in a toaster, making sure to toast both sides. 
  6. Spread the avocado mix onto the toast. Enjoy!

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