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Course: Sweets
Keyword: Baking, Desserts, Entertaining, Holidays, Thanksgiving

Sweet Potato Pie 2.0

A slice of silky smooth sweet potato pie 2.0.
ACTIVE TIME: 45 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 6 hours 55 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
Silky smooth sweet potato puree in a flaky bake-ahead pie crust... pretty much the perfect Thanksgiving dessert.
There are many things that we expect from holiday feasts. Right up at the top of the list would be annoying relatives and bad pumpkin pie. Now, I can't help you with the first one, but the second one can be avoided simply by swapping out the pumpkin for roasted sweet potatoes.
If you're a fan of my old one, pay attention: This one is new and improved.
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  • 21 ounces sweet potatoes (2 to 3 medium)
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 (9-inch) Premade Pie Crust (fully baked and cooled)

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Fine-mesh sieve
A slice of silky smooth sweet potato pie 2.0.
ACTIVE TIME: 45 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 6 hours 55 minutes
Yield: 8 servings


  • Heat the oven to 400°F.
  • Place the sweet potatoes on a quarter sheet pan or baking dish and roast until fork-tender, about 1 hour. Transfer to a plate and let sit at room temperature until cool enough to handle, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, reduce the oven temperature to 350°F.
  • Peel off the skin from the potatoes and discard it. Weigh the sweet potato flesh; you should have between 12 and 13 1/2 ounces (340 and 380 grams). Transfer the sweet potato flesh to a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium-high speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Turn the mixer off, then add the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Return the mixer to medium-high and continue to beat until smooth, about 30 seconds. Scrape down the paddle and sides and bottom of the bowl, then add the cream and eggs. Beat on low speed until well-combined, about 1 minute.
  • Place a large fine-mesh sieve over a medium bowl, then pour the sweet potato mixture through the sieve. Use a rubber spatula to press the filling through the sieve and strain out any sweet potato fibers; it will take some effort but is well worth it for a smooth pie. Transfer to the pie crust and smooth the top.
  • Bake until the pie just jiggles slightly in the center and has reached an internal temperature of 165 to 175 degrees F, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for at least 1 hour. Serve at room temp or chill completely before slicing. Stash any leftovers in the refrigerator.
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