Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | November 21, 2012

Southern [Healthy] Style Sweet Potato Pie

With a nutrient packed filling, and heart-healthy pie crust; this is our dream dessert!

Sweet potatoes are nutritious (Vitamins B6 and A) and they taste good in just about anything. So, if you have already had your fix of the fall’s pumpkin flavors, and need an alternative to the traditional Thanksgiving dessert…we’ve got you covered.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 147
Saturated Fat less than 1 g
Cholesterol 40 mg
Sodium 98 mg

Servings and Times

Servings 16

Ingredients and Preparation

Crust

Ingredients Measures
Flour 1¼ cups
Sugar ¼ teaspoon
Skim milk 1/3 cup
Vegetable oil 2 tablespoons

Filling

Ingredients Measures
White sugar ¼ cup
Brown sugar ¼ cup
Salt ½ teaspoon
Nutmeg ¼ teaspoon
Large eggs, beaten 3
Evaporated skim milk, canned ¼ cup
Vanilla extract 1 teaspoon
Sweet potatoes (cooked and mashed) 3 cups

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Combine the flour and sugar in a bowl.
  3. Add milk and oil to the flour mixture.
  4. Stir with fork until well-mixed and then form pastry into a smooth ball with your hands.
  5. Roll the ball between two 12-inch squares of waxed paper using short, brisk strokes until pastry reaches edge of paper.
  6. Peel off top paper and invert crust into pie plate.
  7. Combine sugars, salt, spices, and eggs. Add milk and vanilla.
  8. Add sweet potatoes and mix well. Pour mixture into pie shell.
  9. Bake for 60 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

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