Just had to resurrect this thread. Sweet potato pies are the only pies I make for TG and Christmas from a recipe I concocted from several different recipes. Too many folks I know are NOT sweet potato lovers, won't even try the pie, but they'll eat pumpkin pies. Several years ago I substituted one garnet yam with the sweet potatoes and the color was almost spot on for pumpkin. I took them to a big family holiday gathering and didn't tell anyone what they were. Folks were chasing me down wanting my pumpkin pie recipe. Trust me, they don't taste like pumpkin pies, just look like it. Later I told folks they were sweet potato pies and the looks on some of their faces were priceless. The one fellow hosting the party, who happens to be a retired chef and restaurant owner, knew just by looking at them what I had done and he didn't say a word. Now he always asks if I'm bringing my pies to their gatherings.
The pies will be baked the weekend of the 21st/22nd. Almost time for pie!
I make Sweet Potato Pies with a Pecan Crumb Topping. My youngest Daughter's fav is Pumpkin Pie and that has to be traditional served with Whipped Cream...JJ
Thanks guys, let me give you something to try. Its soooo easy goes with both pies perfectly, and will put your pies over the top. Even a chef uncle will be impressed.Sweet tater pie with pecans on top. Can I come eat with you. Will be trying that