The Best Sweet Potato Pie
Why This Recipe Works
For a sweet potato pie recipe that would really taste like sweet potato pie, we microwaved and mashed the potatoes, which preserved some bite in their texture. White sugar and a touch of molasses brought us still closer to the pie we were looking for. But what finally pushed our sweet potato pie recipe out of the pretty good category and into pretty amazing was melting brown sugar on the crust before adding the potato filling. The pecan pie–like sweetness of the sugar perfectly complemented the filling, which had maintained a bright orange color that spoke loudly of sweet potatoes.