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Sweet potato pie is as popular across some tables during Thanksgiving and Christmas as pumpkin pie! It's a delicious alternative that takes advantage of the slightly cheaper, and naturally sweeter vegetables like sweet potatoes and yams. If you've never tried it before then you should. It's full of the same nutrients as a baked sweet potato and paired with a flaky crust that is light and flaky. Folks who don't like the taste of pumpkin may find they absolutely love a slice of sweet potato pie.

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1. Gather the Ingredients for the Pie Filling

The ingredients you'll need for the sweet potato custard portion of the pie are:

  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch of salt
  • If you plan to make your own crust then you will also want one 9-inch unbaked pastry pie shell pressed into a 9-inch pie pan.

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