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entroducing… (my mom’s sweet potato pie)

by on December 7, 2009


this is the male housemate speaking, and as you may have guessed by the post header, i want to show off the sweet potato pie i baked this weekend.  like the owner of this joint, i bake to relax.  but i also bake to impress people, and in this case, i was trying (successfully, i think) to impress a girl.

but that’s a different story for a different blog post.  for now, i want to focus on the pie.

sweet potato pie, for those of you hailing from north of the mason-dixon line, is the south’s answer to pumpkin pie.  like pumpkin pie, it is a sweet, custard-like dessert, baked in a pie or tart shell and served with whipped cream (and occasionally marshmallows, though that strikes me as a horrible thing to do to the dessert).  where sweet potato pie stands out from its yankee cousin, however, is in the intensity of its flavor.  unlike pumpkin, sweet potatoes have a strong, distinctive flavor which — when combined with eggs, sugar, butter, spices and a delicious crust — produces an absolutely delicious treat.

unfortunately, family convention mandates that i can’t actually share this recipe with you.  seriously; i had to actively coerce my mother into sharing the recipe with me, and she did so with the condition that i must keep this to myself.  and so, as much as i would like for you to indulge in this wonderful piece of deliciousness, i can’t share the secret.  what i can share, however, are pictures and a link to joy the baker’s excellent sweet potato pie recipe.  enjoy!

delicious delicious pie.

and here’s the piece of pie i ate for brunch today. it was pretty fantastic.

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One Comment
  1. Molly permalink

    I’m pretty sure it’s inhumane to just let your readers drool over pictures without a recipe.

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