Shared Recipe: African Sweet Potato Pie

Here’s a great sweet potato pie to bake this coming holiday season….and it’s different, it’s African!  The photo I attached is a sweet potato pie that I just baked.

African Sweet Potato Pie

(Source: Make Me Something Good to Eat by Tamra Davis)

2 large sweet potatoes (pre-baked)
2 tablespoons butter
2 eggs
1/3 cup of sugar
¼ cup of maple syrup
1 tablespoon of flour
2/3 cup of milk
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
Pinch of salt
Pie Shell (or use pre-made)
1 stick of butter
1 ½ cup of flour
1 tablespoon maple syrup
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ – ½ cup of ice water

Pre-bake 2 sweet potatoes (wrap in foil and bake at 375 for 45 min) until they are soft.

Make the pie dough by cutting in butter to flour. Add the sugar and salt. Slowly add water till it forms a dough. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Then roll it out between 2 pieces of wax paper or plastic wrap. Place in a pie pan and then pre-bake at 375 with a pie chain or some other weight for 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Either by mixing in a bowl or in a blender place the insides of the sweet potatoes, butter, eggs, sugar, maple syrup, flour, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Mix this together till super smooth.

Place in the pre baked pie shell and bake for 35-50 minutes or until center is set to the touch. Cool and serve. It will continue to set in the refrigerator.

*This can be made non-dairy by using margarine instead of butter and soymilk instead of milk.

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