1 pound 3 ounces sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 1/4 cups plain yogurt
3/4 cup packed, dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
5 egg yolks
1 (9-inch) deep dish, frozen pie shell
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Special equipment: steamer basket
Put cubed potatoes into steamer basket and place steamer basket into a large pot of simmering water that is no closer than 2 inches from the bottom of basket. Allow to steam for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. Mash with potato masher and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place sweet potatoes in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat with the paddle attachment. Add yogurt, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, yolks, and salt, to taste, and beat until well combined. Pour this batter into the pie shell and place onto a sheet pan. Sprinkle pecans on top and drizzle with maple syrup.
Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until the custard reaches 165 to 180 degrees. Remove from oven and cool. Keep refrigerated after cooling.
My boyfriend is always joking around and saying ” Get in the kitchen and make me a pie!” in the voice of Eric Cartmen. I like making pies, but they are a little time consuming to make. I didn’t have a steamer to cook the potatoes, so I used my oven instead and roasted them at 375 degrees for an hour and 15 minutes. Then the pie had cook for another 55 minutes after it took me about maybe 20 minutes to put together. The part where you have to cool the pie down is the hardest because all I want to do is taste it. I tasted the middle part of the pie and it was very good. Wasn’t too sweet either. I have never had a sweet potato before in my life up until about a month ago. Tried them just roasted in the oven with a little salt on them. The grocery store had yams on sale this week for .44 a pound, and we bought quite a few of them. So, hopefully I do not here that comment for awhile. 🙂 Oh yah, and this recipe is from Alton Brown.