Crustless Sweet Potato Pie

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Recette tarte patates douces

Photo credit: Alida’s Kitchen


A Southern classic with African roots, sweet potato pie is a scrumptious dessert that combines the rich flavours of sweet potatoes with the warmth of spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. 


Yield: 10 slices 



  • 2 lb. (900 g) sweet potatoes (about 4 medium) 
  • ½ c. (125 ml) milk 
  • 1 tbsp. (15 ml) applesauce 
  • 2 tbsp. (30 ml) brown sugar 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 tbsp. (15 ml) margarine, softened 
  • 1 tsp. (5 ml) cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp. (5 ml) vanilla extract



  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C) and coat a 9’’ (22 cm) pie plate with cooking spray. 
  2. Place potatoes on a baking sheet and bake 50 to 60 minutes, until tender. Let cool 10 minutes, then scoop out pulp and place in a large bowl. 
  3. Add remaining ingredients to bowl, and beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour mixture into pie plate. Reduce oven to 350°F (175°C). 
  4. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted into the centre comes out clean. Let cool, then cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.