Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sweet Potato Pie

This year, I wanted to try something new for Thanksgiving. We almost always spend the holiday with my Dad's family, and there are so many people that I usually only have to bring a dessert or bread. The past 2 years, I have made a Pumpkin Roll, and everyone has really enjoyed it. But I wanted to try something new this year. Something that we never have.

I decided on Sweet Potato Pie. No one has ever brought it to any family gatherings, and I was itching to try something new and exciting. I searched the web and came across a recipe on It seemed simple and got great reviews, so I decided to give it a try. I was nervous because I knew I wouldn't be able to do a trial run. And I don't like taking something that I've never tried before. But it turned out really great and everyone seemed to enjoy it.

The only thing that I did differently from the original recipe was to bake it longer. I took my pie out of the oven after 30 minutes and it was not done. This caused it to crack down the middle. So I'd say that this pie actually needs to bake for a total of about 50-60 minutes. It bakes for 10 minutes at 400 degrees, and then the recipe says to bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. But it really should bake for 40-50 minutes at 350. Anyway, it still turned out great. Since I didn't make any changes, I will just link to the original recipe.


  1. i love sweet potato pie! and who cares about the crack if it's still yummy :)

  2. i love sweet potato pie! i think the crack gives it a homeade look that should be embraced... like artisan work!

  3. Hey--I got to your blog from a comment you made on the ugly food blog about how you were surprised none of your pictures were on that blog. I wanted to tell you that your pictures are great!

    But I have to admit, it's fairly obvious when you stopped using a cell phone camera. :)