Maple Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
This Maple Sweet Potato Pie Recipe is a delicious twist on a classic holiday dessert. Classic sweet potato pie filling gets a flavor boost from good maple syrup and decorated with pastry maple leaves and maple glazed pecans.
I’m showcasing one of my favorite flavors, maple. Good maple syrup is the key to adding that little extra something to a dessert like an old fashioned sweet potato pie.
What are the ingredients for sweet potato pie?
This recipe is made using the traditional method, but instead of evaporated milk, I used heavy whipping cream and maple syrup.
Earlier this week, I made Maple Glazed Pecans that I used to decorate the top of this pie along with pastry cut-outs of maple leaves.
To make the maple leaves, I used leaf pastry cutters that I bought off the internet. I cut the leave out of the excess pastry that I cut off the edges, brushed with egg wash and baked on a separate pan alongside the pie until they were golden brown.
Is sweet potato pie healthy?
I would say no. Although sweet potato does have some health benefits, the rest of the ingredients probably cancel this out. It’s the holidays, indulge a little, we deserve it.
In my house, sweet potato pie is the pie that is always on our Thanksgiving table. This year I’ll also be making my Bourbon Pecan Pie (recipe and picture below) because we can’t agree on which to have, so I’m making both.
The two main components to a good pie is a good filling and a good crust. I don’t go for the store bought crusts because I much prefer my own. If you don’t like making pie crust, by all means use a bought crust.
My pie crust is made in the food processor. I use it for all my savory and sweet pastry dishes. It comes out buttery and flaky every time. If you don’t have a food processor, the old fashioned method of using a pastry cutter or rubbing the butter between your fingers into the flour will work just fine.
I do recommend refrigerating the dough before rolling out. It just makes the pastry lighter and flakier.
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