Saturday, 19 December 2015

Easy Peezy Homemade Sweet Potato Pie

Hi Guyys!!!.... 

Today I'm bringing you my easy peezy sweet potato pie. As in people... trust me, its so easy, a five year old could do it. Plus you've already got most of the ingredients in your pantry or fridge.  

The other great thing about this recipe is that you get to do all the mixing in one bowl. So you don't have a whole bunch of bowls and dishes to wash afterwards.  

So for this you'll need; 

  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
  • 4 teaspoons of butter, melted
  • Half a cup of ground sugar (white or brown)
  • A sheet of short crust pastry (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Half a cup of evaporated milk (room temperature)
  • 2 tubers of sweet potato (peeled)

  1. Preheat your oven to about 180 degrees celsius (350 degrees fahrenheit).
  2. Put a pot of salted water on the hob or stove, and allow it to boil. Once the water starts to bubble, place the sweet potatoes into the pot, and allow to boil till its tender.
  3. Roll out the pastry sheet and place it in the baking dish. Allow the sheet to overlap the baking dish by about an inch. Using a pastry brush, smother some of the melted butter onto the sheet and sprinkle some sugar on top of it. Using a fork, poke some holes on the bottom of the dish, to prevent it from rising. Then place the baking dish in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes.
  4. Pierce the sweet potatoes with a fork or knife to ensure its tender, before removing it and draining the water.
  5. Place the potatoes in a bowl and mash it. Using a hand mixer, whip the mashed potatoes. You would notice some thread like fibres from the potatoes stuck on the mixer attachment, clean it off and mix again. Do this until you remove most of the fibres.
  6. Now here's the fun part. Add in all the other ingredients listed above into the bowl and mix well till its all combined. The longer you mix, the nicer it tastes. This should take about 3 minutes.  
  7. Pour the mixture into the pastry dish, and place in the oven for about 30-35 minutes.
  8. This is optional, but you could sprinkle some sugar over the top of the pie and leave it in the oven for another 5 minutes.
  9. Bring it out of the oven, and allow it to cool for about 10 minutes. Here's another fun part, some like it hot, some like it cold. I personally love my sweet potato pie cold, so I leave it in the fridge for about an hour.
  10. Finally, get a slice of that pie, and you can top it with what ever you like (syrup, whipped cream, or even caramel sauce if you've got a sweet tooth).

The best part of this sweet potato pie is that its ridiculously easy to make. The ingredients are so inexpensive, and you probably already have them at home. I mean its pretty much a dump and mix recipe. 
Of course you're gonna have to wait for it to bake in the oven for a while, but trust me honey....if your minds occupied, the time would just fly-by and you'll be stuck with this delicious treat.

So give it a try.

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