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Sweet Potato Pie with Ginger

Sweet Potato Pie with Ginger


  • 1 store-bought pie dough

  • 2-2 1/2 large sweet potatoes or 2 cups pureed sweet potatoes

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger root

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/2 cups milk

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1/2 stick butter, melted and cooled

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Pre-heat the oven to 400°F. Scrub the sweet potatoes so the skin is clean and wrap them tightly in foil. Use a fork to prick through the foil into the skin of each potato. Place the potatoes onto a baking sheet and roast in the center of the oven until tender, about 1 hour. Allow the potatoes to cool before removing the skin and placing into a food processor. Process the potatoes until they are smooth and creamy.

Turn the oven temperature to 450°F. Roll the out the dough onto a floured surface until it is big enough to fit a 9-inch pie plate. Place the dough into the pie plate and set in the refrigerator until you make the filling.

Place 2 cups of the pureed sweet potatoes into a large bowl along with sugar, pumpkin pie spice, ginger, salt, milk, eggs, butter and vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined. Place the prepared pie plate onto a rimmed baking sheet and pour the filling into the prepared pie dough. Bake at 450°F for 10 minutes, then turn the temperature down to 325°F and cook the pie for 1 hour more. Remove the pie from the oven and allow the pie to cool completely before cutting.