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Sweet Potato Pie

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Rich and decadent tasting but surprisingly healthy using sweet potatoes (yams) and yogourt!. A great treat for your Holiday meals

Rate this recipe 4.3/5 (35 Votes)

Ingredients

  • Pie Crust Ingredients:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 lg. egg + 3 tbsp. water
  • 1/2 tbsp. coarse sugar for decoration
  • Filling:
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3cups cooked
  • crumbled sweet potatoes (yams)
  • 1 cup yogourt
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8th tsp each of ground allspice
  • clove
  • nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Details

Servings 8
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 30mins
Cost Average budget

Preparation

Step 1

Add water to the egg and whisk together, reserve 1 tbsp. for brushing dough.
Cut both shortenings into the flour with a pastry cutter to a pea size consistency. Add the egg mixture. Toss to coat. Gently form mixture into a ball. Refrigerate for 1 hr or up to 3 days ahead.
Roll out dough to 2" wider than your pie plate on a lightly floured surface or between 2 pieces of wax paper to approximately 1/4" thickness.

Dock or pierce the dough all over. This will allow steam to escape. Crimp the edges decoratively or cut leaf shapes with a sharp knife using extra dough and press onto edges.
Preheat the oven to 350F.

Step 2

Filling:
Add all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Do not over mix. Scrape into the pie shell. Smooth top.

Step 3

Brush the remaining egg over the crust edges and sprinkle with coarse sugar.

Step 4

Bake in the preheated oven for 40-50 min. until the crust becomes golden.

Can be prepared baked and frozen up to 1 month

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VIDEO: Sweet Potato Toast

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

Method

  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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