An old-fashioned sweet potato pie made with either fresh or canned sweet potatoes then topped with a streusel topping rather than the traditional crust.
What beats a good old fashioned sweet potato pie at the holidays?
While pumpkin pie tends to get all the glory this time of the year, don’t overlook the sweet potato.
This delicious veggie is sweeter than a potato but very similar in flavor to pumpkin.
Kitchen Tip: For this old-fashioned sweet potato recipe, you can roast the sweet potatoes in the oven or skip this and use canned sweet potatoes or canned yams for the pie to save time.
Which is healthier: Sweet potatoes or Pumpkin?
They taste remarkably similar.
Sweet Potato Nutrition Facts:
Sweet Potato: 1 cup cubed Pumpkin: 1 cup cubed
Calories: 114 Calories: 30
Fat: 0.1 g Fat: 0.1 g
Carbohydrates: 27 g Carbohydrates: 8 g
Fiber: 4 g Fiber: 0.6 g
Sugars: 6 g Sugars: 3.2 g
Protein: 2.1 g Protein: 1.2
Sweet potatoes come in with more calories, but along with that, they have double the protein and fiber content. They also have more calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, and have a weeks worth of vitamin A in just one serving.
Sweet potatoes also have more naturally occurring sugar. Translated to cooking, this means they don’t need as much added sugar in a recipe as would a pumpkin.
How To Make
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Add sweet potatoes to the bowl of the mixer.
- Add eggs, whiskey, cinnamon, vanilla, and maple syrup. Mix well.
- Pour into pie pan.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix together oats, butter, and sugar.
- Sprinkle oat streusel on top of sweet potato mixture.
- Bake 45 minutes or until streusel is golden brown and pie is set.
Start by roasting the sweet potatoes. Find simple instructions for roasting sweet potatoes here.
If you’d rather skip this step use canned sweet potatoes or canned yams for the recipe. You’ll need two cans.
After preheating your oven, add the sweet potatoes to your mixer then add in the eggs, whiskey, cinnamon, vanilla, and maple syrup and mix until well blended.
Pour the mixture into a pie pan. Next, mix together the oats, butter, and sugar in a medium-sized bowl.
Kitchen Tip: Using your hands is the quickest way blend the butter into the oats and sugar.
Spread the oat topping onto the old-fashioned sweet potato pie then bake for 45 minutes.
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Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie
- 4 large sweet potatoes, roasted and peeled (or 2 -14 oz cans of sweet potatoes)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons whiskey ✅
- 2 teaspoons vanilla ✅
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon ✅
- 1 cup certified gluten-free quick cook oats
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- Preheat the oven. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Blend the pie mixture. To the mixer bowl add the sweet potatoes, eggs, whiskey, cinnamon, vanilla, and maple syrup. Mix well. Pour into the pie pan.4 large sweet potatoes, roasted and peeled (or 2 -14 oz cans of sweet potatoes), 2 large eggs, 1/3 cup maple syrup, 2 tablespoons whiskey, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Blend the topping. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together oats, butter, and sugar. Sprinkle oat streusel on top of the sweet potato mixture.1 cup certified gluten-free quick cook oats, 1/3 cup butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar
- Bake. Bake 45 minutes or until streusel is golden brown and pie is set.
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