Sweet Potato Pie Tips
How do you make pie crust from scratch?
To make a pie crust recipe
from scratch, combine 1 cup of all-purpose flour and 1/4 teaspoon of salt; cut in 1/3 cup of shortening until crumbly. Sprinkle with 1-1/2 teaspoons of white vinegar. Gradually add 2 to 3 tablespoons of 2% milk, tossing with a fork until a ball is formed. Then, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes before rolling out the crust.
Should you refrigerate sweet potato pie?
Sweet potato pies are essentially baked custard pies
, so they should be stored in the refrigerator. After baking your pie, let it cool completely for 2 to 4 hours. Loosely cover the pie with aluminum foil before refrigerating it for up to 4 days.
Can you freeze sweet potato pie?
Yes, you can freeze sweet potato pie. Keep in mind that the texture may change slightly. To freeze a pie
, let it cool completely before tightly wrapping it in a few layers of plastic wrap. Then, wrap it in foil or place the pie in an airtight freezer container. You can freeze this sweet potato pie for up to 3 months. To thaw the pie, place it in the refrigerator overnight.
How do you reheat sweet potato pie?
If reheating the pie directly from the freezer, place the frozen pie on a baking sheet (brush off any frost) and heat at 300°F for 40 to 50 minutes. If your sweet potato pie has thawed from frozen in your refrigerator, place the chilled pie on a baking sheet and bake at 300° for about 30 minutes. In both cases, insert the tip of a knife into the center of the pie to see if the pie has warmed through.
What toppings can you put on sweet potato pie?
This sweet potato pie is more than satisfying on its own. But the addition of a topping can really take this dessert to the next level! For something simple, try a scoop of vanilla ice cream
or homemade whipped cream
. If you want a little texture and extra burst of sweetness, sprinkle on candied pecans
or other sugar-coated nuts. —Alicia Rooker, RDN, Taste of Home Senior Recipe Editor/Tester and Julie Schnittka, Taste of Home Senior Editor
1 piece: 372 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.