Sweet Potato Casserole Pie

The classic Thanksgiving casserole gets all Pie and Mighty.

Sweet Potato Casserole Pie

Serving Size: makes 1 pie, serves 6-8

Ingredients

    for the crust
  • 1¾ cups raw pecans
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • for the filling
  • 2.5 lbs. sweet potatoes (about 4 medium, 3 large), fully cooked and cooled removed from skin
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • a few gratings of nutmeg (about ¼ teaspoon)
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups small marshmallows, or to taste

Instructions

  1. To roast the sweet potatoes: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Halve the sweet potatoes lengthwise. Place the sweet potatoes cut-side down and roast for 35-45 minutes or until tender when pierced with a knife.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  3. Make the crust
  4. Pulse nuts until they are fine and broken up, but be careful not to overblend the mixture into a paste. Then add the other ingredients into the food processor, pulse a few more times until the mixture forms into a ball. If the mixture feels too wet and doesn’t stick together, add another tablespoon of flour. Transfer the dough to a well greased 9-inch pie dish and form into a pie crust by pressing the mixture down evenly into the dish.
  5. Make the filling
  6. Scoop the sweet potatoes out of their peels and add them to a large bowl. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher or fork. Add melted butter, milk, beaten egg, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and black pepper to the sweet potato. Mix until everything is well combined.
  7. Transfer the filling into the pie crust.
  8. Bake for 3o minutes, until bubbly and hot.
  9. Remove from oven, turn on the broiler. Top the pie with marshmallows and broil in the oven for about 1-2 minutes, or until the marshmallows are nicely browned. Keep an eye on the marshmallows… they can burn easily and quickly.
  10. Serve immediately!
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