January 28, 2011

Sweet Potato & Cream Cheese Pie

Ingredients:
3 cups mashed roasted, sweet potatoes or yams
8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, at room temperature
1 teaspoon Saigon cinnamon
1 tablespoon dark rum
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients until will mixed. Stir in egg. Pour into a prepared pie shell, it is excellent with sweet potato chip pie crust. Smooth surface with the back of a spoon or spatula. Bake 20 minutes.

My thoughts:
I apologise for the slightly odd picture, I was a bit under the weather when I made this pie and didn't take many shots but it was so good, I really wanted to share it with you all. As you might know, I am not a big fan of sweet potatoes for dinner but I am happy to eat them in desserts. I am a bit picky though; I hate when I bite into a sweet potato pie and it is either way too sweet or just tastes like mashed sweet potatoes. Not an issue here. It is creamy but not terribly rich or cheesecake-y and sweet potato-y without being heavy. The perfect midwinter dessert.

4 comments:

  1. Oh wow this sounds amazing, especially with the potato chip crust below. Very inventive, I'll have to try it next time a pie is demanded of me!

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  2. This is a very interesting idea; and it does look really good, even though you didn't manage to take many photos, but this one is more than enough ;)
    Hope you're up to the weather really soon too =)

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  3. Wow, what a unique and delicious-sounding pie!

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  4. This is it! I have this 18 inch and 10lb. squash I bought from this tiny old woman at the market here in Mexico where I live and I haven't had a clue what to do with it until now! I really only bought it from her, because it was so sad watching her struggling to lug it around, while she begged for a buyer. I'm glad I did. It is large enough to make at least 5 of these pies.

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