Sweet Potato Pie


I am fully recovered of my terrible cold from last week. You can hardly tell I've been sick. The only way you can tell is if I cough directly in your face, uncontrollably, which has happened a lot lately. I'll be having a conversation with someone, and all of a sudden an explosion of cough bursts out, and I can't do anything about it.

I don't know... being sick really isn't that bad. I called into work, made sweet potato pancakes, and drank coffee and watched Curb Your Enthusiasm all day. I think I'd rather be ill than go wait tables. Just kidding! I love waiting tables! What am I saying?! That's crazy talk.




So Thanksgiving is in a week. A week! I am so, so excited. I love Thanksgiving! I think it's my favorite holiday. After all, tis the holiday of food. Thanksgiving is a time when we sit down at the table, give thanks to turkey, green bean casserole and marshmallowed sweet potatoes, and then eat as much as possible without getting sick, before watching TV and taking naps, and then eating pie. What's all that Pilgrim and Indian nonsense?



My absolute favorite part of Thanksgiving is the pie baking and dessert making. The day before Thanksgiving is one of the most important baking days of the year. It's so important to me, that I took off work. Yes, I took off work so I could bake pies and cakes, and maybe even pitch in a little help with the side dishes. Since I'll be off, I will be live pie blogging all day, with updates on the progress of the desserts. :) So check in next Wednesday if you're not too busy! I will be adding some twists to traditional pumpkin and pecan pie. I also may be baking a cake and an apple pie. I haven't decided yet.



Are you looking to bring something different to the dessert table? Try this sweet potato pie I created. It's the ultimate, perfect sweet potato pie for Thanksgiving. The crust is composed of crushed gingersnap cookies, toasted pecans, oats, brown sugar and butter. The filling is made up of fresh cooked sweet potato, browned butter, evaporated milk, brown sugar, maple syrup, spices and eggs. Then the pie is topped with mini marshmallows and broiled.

Are you a marshmallow sweet potato family? I was born and raised into one.
Marshmallows are in my blood. Oh lawdy I love marshmallows on sweet potatoes. Yeah I'm trashy - say what you want about me - I don't care.



I know a lot of you are planning your Thanksgiving menus, so here's a list of pies you might fine suitable for your feast:

Deep-Dish Caramel Apple Pie

Ultimate Cherry Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Crumb Topped Apple Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Pecan Pie

Chewy Ginger Cookie-Crusted Pumpkin Pie with Maple Whipped Cream


Sweet Potato Pie

1 cup finely ground gingersnap cookies
2/3 cup finely ground toasted pecans
1/3 cup quick oats
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup mashed cooked sweet potato
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup evaporated milk
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs

1 cup mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch deep dish pie plate with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, stir together gingersnaps, pecans, oats, 1/3 cup brown sugar and 3 tablespoons butter until well combined; pat evenly into pie plate to form a crust. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown and set. Cool on a wire rack.

Melt 1/4 cup butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook for 2-3 minutes, whisking frequently, until butter starts to brown and foam. Remove from heat.

In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together sweet potato and 1/2 cup brown sugar until well combined, about 1 minute. Beat in browned butter, evaporated milk, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt until well combined, about 1 minute. Beat in eggs until well combined, about 1 minute. Pour filling into pie crust.

Bake for 30=35 minutes, or until golden brown around edges, and set - pie shouldn't wobble. Remove pie from oven and evenly top with mini marshmallows. Turn oven broiler on lowest setting, and broil top of pie for a few seconds until marshmallows brown. Cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.

Makes 8 servings


56 comments:

  1. Those little puffy marshmallow clouds are just too beautiful!!!

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  2. As usual it looks delicious! I love the pics Emily...and those cute marshmallows too!

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  3. This sweet potato pie does look droolworthy and I will forgive you your marshmallow ways:D Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Emily!!!

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  4. Oh. WOW. I am SO EXCITED about the annual day-before-Thanksgiving baking orgy! Ok, and it's really unfair that I have to look at these amazing pictures of heavenly looking sweet potato pie when I can't be eating a leftover piece for breakfast right now.

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  5. This looks amazing but I dont know . . . I've never been a big sweet potato fan. I'm not sure what I'm making for Thanksgiving- I should probably decide since I'm doing the desserts. Glad you're feeling better- I'm worse! I barely have a voice and what I do is all cracky and Tara Reid sounding (yuck) which is great since I work with ten year olds all day.

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  6. yeah that looks good. Then again, anything with marshmallows is good. My favorite marshmallow item is a marshmallow milkshake--YUM!

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  7. Aw this is such a beautiful, fun pie!

    I might want to make this for Thanksgiving :)

    Great job!!

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  8. I am on such a pie kick lately--but have never ever made a sweet potato pie! But I do like me some sweet taters, so this would be delish! And yes, I am a marshmallow girl as well. S'mores anyone?! :-)

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  9. My sweet potato pie is a savory so I was loving this post. Gingersnap crust? Yummy!

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  10. My dad would love love love this pie. The crusts sounds amazing. I really should make it for him this week. He's not a fan huge fan of all my raw desserts. He he.

    Glad you're feeling better.

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  11. This is my kind of pie. Love the gingersnap cookie crust with the spicy sweet potato filling. I'm looking forward to your bake-a-thon next Wednesday. Preparing for turkey day is so much fun.

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  12. We never put marshmallows on our sweet potatoes! I think that's why I want them so much now :)

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  13. SO glad that you're feeling better; but yes, sometimes feeling ill ISN'T all that bad, since it's a good excuse to catch up on DVR'd programs ;)

    SWEET POTATO! Say no more - I'm sold on that pie.

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  14. the worst part of me getting a cold is the coughing. I have horrible coughing fits you'd think I was a smoker. so far no cold, yet.
    love this pie and love that you watch "Curb"

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  15. There is no such thing as sweet potatoes without marshmallows in my house. It's unheard of! Your pie looks scrumptious!

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  16. Em,
    Please tell me you're making chocolate pecan pie this year. It's my favorite!I can't wait for Thanksgiving either. It's funny that out of all the Holidays this one is our family's favorite.

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  17. Oops! Before I saw this recipe, I wrote something rude about sweet potatoes and marshmallows when I answered a comment from you on my blog. But I thought you were talking about sweet potatoes and marshmallows as a SIDE DISH! Of course, this pie, YOUR pie, is beautiful and I take back all the insults.

    I love that you're live blogging. Don't forget to tweet too. And what a great idea to give us links to your other great pie recipes. Thank you for that.

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  18. there is NOTHING trashy about marshmallows with sweet potatoes. nothing at all. i didn't grow up with it, but i love it nonetheless. this is an awesome pie, but then again, what pie isn't awesome? :)

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  19. I've actually never had sweet potato pie, how crazy is that? My mom doesn't like it so she never made it growing up - I SO need to try it though becaues I love sweet potatoes! Your crust and the toasted marshmallows on top look fantastic!

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  20. You do realize that you are awesome, right? I have been looking for thanksgiving dessert ideas. And although I think I decided on what I will make, that doesn't mean I can't bake something now to last me until Thanksgiving! I actually have never had sweet potato pie, but I absolutely sure I will love it. I may try your recipe!

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  21. There's something about reading one of your favorite blogs, then finding out they also watch one of your favorite shows! I love Curb, and I would love to make this sweet potato pie!

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  22. I may just have to try this delicious pie!

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  23. Can you believe that I've never had sweet potato pie? My family were never sweet potato people...though they are slowing coming around and I've definately converted. This looks great...mmmm, marshmallows!

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  24. Looks great Emily. I think I would love to try your pie. I've seen the casseroles with marshmallows but not the pies. Great idea. Love a burnt marshmallow! Looking forward to more Thanksgiving recipes from you!

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  25. Those look very good Em but you should consider pumpkin cheesecake!! That's the primo dessert!!!!
    Happy Thanks giving from Kansas City!!

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  26. Thanks everyone!

    Crystalin, me too!!

    Jenn, oooh Tara Reid. That's not good.

    Heather, I'm a huge fan of your raw desserts. :)

    Rachel, I'm worried about having too much pie. I really love the chocolate pecan, too, but I'm worried we'll be the only ones that eat it. Hmmm I'm still thinking about what I should make. What are you bringing?

    Sue, haha, you're funny. And of course I'll be tweeting.

    Astrid, thank you. Good luck to you in whatever you decide to bake.

    Natalie, this season is hilarious.

    Anon, yes, I know. I really should make a pumpkin cheesecake. But guess what? I don't really like cheesecake that much. It's the only dessert I'm not that fond of. I will make it for other people though. :) Hello from KC! How 'bout those Chiefs?

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  27. We don't talk about them Chiefs much!! Put some pads on your Springfield Cardinals and they'd prob kick our a**!! :) I still am getting a ton of requests to make your pastrami pannini with rosemary ale jous. One of the best recipes ever!! If you ever come to KC stop by one of the World's biggest furniture stores and say Hi!!

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  28. Girl, you are so in tune to my needs. ;) I just well overbaked some ginger cookies, so I thought they'd be perfect in a crust for something. Hmmm??? And I LOOOVVE sweet potatoes.

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  29. Live pie blogging? I'm there.

    I take time off from work to bake for Thanksgiving too. I think baking is the most important part.

    My family used to be a sweet potato and mashmallow family, but somehow people started getting interested in other recipes.

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  30. This looks delicious! I had to giggle when you said you loved Curb. One of the best shows ever!

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  31. I'm a New Yorker through and through but love me some sweet potato pie (& casserole) with marshmallows! YUM! Pass me a slice, willya?!
    ~ingrid

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  32. I have never had a sweet potato pie but with marshmallows, I might as well try it.
    Your picture with the tiny marshmallow remind me of Max Brenner chocolate pizza that has tiny marshmallows on top as well!

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  33. This is where I take back everything I JUST said about pies and pie crusts. You better believe this will be served at my Thanksgiving. AND, I took, took off on Wednesday for the SAME purpose. I might be changing my mind and working part of the day, but now that I know I'm not the only crazy person I might be with you all day!

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  34. Looks delicious! Your marshmallows are perfect!

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  35. oh my gosh..so creative girl! now i know what i wana make for thanksgiving!

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  36. Hi

    I'm really not into marshmellows, can you suggest another topping or could I leave it out altogether. Also what type of brown sugar did you light or dark. What kind of knife did you cut the pie with, chef knife, serrated knife etc.

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  37. You know, I love Thanksgiving time because your blog is always full of fabulous pies!!

    The other day at work I was asked to find "the ultimate chocolate chip cookie" amongst the blogging world and I immediately came straight to your site. :)

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  38. Do you know, being a Belgian, we don't eat sweet potato pies. I have never tasted on before,..

    A pity!! Your pie looks excellent!!
    MMMMMMMMMMM,...Emily!

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  39. Hi Emily. Nice to meet you and your blog! Have you tried sweet potato cheesecake? It's to die for. Loved this recipe and pix!

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  40. The marshmallows make this one a masterpiece!

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  41. I love that this combines two yum-tastic Thanksgiving foods; sweet potato pie and sweet potato casserole!
    Good luck with the pies/desserts!

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  42. Just wait until you have kids. Then being sick is no fun at all. You don't get to lay around, but you get to still take care of kids! (Can you tell I went through this a couple of weeks ago?) Now I just want to go hide in a corner with a fork and this whole pie...

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  43. You have to check out this contest that my Friend Kelsey is hosting. I thought of you the minute I saw it!! http://kelseyskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/11/lets-have-dinner-together.html

    Good Luck! xoxo Sarah

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  44. Thanks everyone! I'm behind on my blog reading. I'll have to play catch-up this weekend.

    Jackie, I would leave the mallows off, and maybe serve it with whipped cream. I used light brown sugar. I think dark would be fine. I just used a butter knife to slice it. I'm simple like that.

    Sandy, nice to meet you, too. No, I have not. I bet it's delish though. Although I don't really like cheesecake that much.

    Deborah, I believe you.

    Sarah, thanks! I'll have to check it out.

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  45. My favorite parts of your post: "an explosion of cough" and "that's crazy talk". You still make me laugh out loud.

    We are trashy in Oklahoma too--your pie is a brilliant idea.

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  46. ooh, this sounds good! that crust sounds amazing. Thanks for the alternative to the regular old sweet potato pie!

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  47. I'm not American, have never had a sweet potato pie...but I'm so so tempted to make this,if only for the marshmallows!!!!!!!!

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  48. YUM! I love marshallowy pie. By the way, that third picture from the bottom it almost a little trippy, I couldn't stop staring it it. You know those pictures where you have to put your eyes out of focus? It's like that. :)

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  49. Who could resist this with those marshmallows on top?

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  50. This Thanksgiving (2009) I convinced my mom to let me bake something other than the traditional pecan and Libby's pumpkin pie. As of Thursday, my parents are sweet potato pie converts. Thanks! (Oh...I loved it too.) :)

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  51. I have two questions: Is the evaporated milk sweetened? And does this pie taste like pumpkin pie?

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  52. Florianne, it's evaporated milk. Not sweetened. It's very similar to pumpkin pie. I think I prefer it over pumpkin, actually. :)

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  53. Thank you! I don't know if I'll try it though cause I don't really like pumpkin pie... But I'll definetly try one of the sweet potato recipe.

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  54. Totally making this for Thanksgiving this year...actually about to go in the kitchen and prepare the crust...looks like a showstopper!

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  55. I am really excited because I have had my eye on this pie since May and have been anticipating Thanksgiving so that I can make it for my family! This is my first year that I actually get to contribute to Thanksgiving and I am making this pie today! Thanks for all of your AMAZING recipes!

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  56. I like sweet potato pie more than pumpkin pie! and i think a lot of it has to do w/ the butter in sweet potato pie. this recipe looks awesome

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