Sweet Potato Pie
Last week the /52weeksofcooking challenge was to prepare pie – no restrictions on what kind just have to make a pie. I debated a few options, as I was doing this post-Thanksgiving I didn’t want something super sweet and also wanted to try something new. Growing up I had heard of Sweet Potato Pie thanks to movies and TV shows (ER!), but I was in college the first time I ever had sweet potato pie. It was amazing! Not as sweet as pumpkin pie but still more sweet than savory. At school they served it with a standard butter crust which was perfection when it came to flakiness but left me wanting something with a bit more bite. Which is why I decided to do a pat-in-pan graham cracker crust for my pie, in the hopes it would provide a bit of a contrast to the uber soft sweet potato filling.
I served this topped with some homemade slow cooker caramel, and it was delicious! Turns out this was my husband’s first time eating sweet potato pie and based on the large slices he cut himself the following day I’m going to say it was a success.