If you’re a fan of the creamy and rich texture of pumpkin pie, then you are going to love sweet potato pie as well. This dessert is rich in flavor and has a very light sweet taste to it. Some desserts can be overpoweringly sweet, but sweet potato pie is not one of them. I like to make this delicious and creamy treat in the oven. The oven temp I like to use is 375 degrees Fahrenheit. The cooking time for the sweet potato pie is important for a delicious outcome. So how long to bake sweet potato pie at 375? In this guide, I like to cover this and share tips on perfecting the recipe for homemade sweet potato pie baked in oven.
At 375 degrees F, it takes 50 minutes to bake sweet potato pie in the oven. This combination of oven temp and cook time is going to produce a rich, smooth and creamy pie that is lightly sweet with a crisp and buttery crust. Keep in mind that the overall cooking process takes closer to 1 hour and 40 minutes to be completed due to the time it takes the sweet potatoes to boil. Even though this process is a bit long, the result of a sweet and tasty pie is worth it.
If you want to use other temperatures, there are a few options you can consider. If you like a moist pie, go for a lower oven temp such as 350 degrees F. But you will have to wait longer to enjoy it. Using 350 degrees F, you will have to cook the sweet potato pie in the oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes. For sweet potato pie, it is better to use a lower temperature to ensure that you don’t dry out the filling. The only downside to using a lower temperature is that it will take much longer to enjoy your pie.
If you use a higher temperature of about 400 degrees F, you could get your pie cooked faster in 35 minutes in the oven. And you might get a crispier crust. However, the pie will have a grainier texture as compared to baking it at lower oven temp. And you will also have to worry about your pie drying out fast and cracking if you cook the pies for too long. So be watchful over the sweet potato pie cooking time when baking at a high temperature.
In my opinion, the best temperature to use for baking sweet potato pie is 375 degrees F. The temperature is the perfect medium between too low and too high. Sweet potato pie takes a long time to cook, so you don’t want to use a temperature that is so low that you will be cooking for hours. At the same time, trying to speed up the cooking process by increasing the temperature can result in a dry or grainy pie. Baking at 375 degrees allows you to get a delicious pie in a decent amount of time without having to sacrifice the quality. Try experimenting with other temperatures to see what works best for you and your preferences. But 375 degrees is definitely a great point to start trying with.
This dessert is mainly served in the fall, but it is delicious all year round. There are many recipes for sweet potato pie baked in oven. However, I like to use this easy sweet potato pie recipe to make this iconic and classic dish. And here’s how to make sweet potato pie in the oven.
Go to the store and buy a bag of sweet potatoes, butter, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, milk, eggs, pie crust, and a pie pan.
Start by boiling a pot of water. Make sure the sweet potatoes you use equal a pound total. Puncture 3 sweet potatoes with a fork and place them in the boiling water for 50 minutes.
Take them out, remove the skin, run them under some cold water, and place them in a bowl.
Break the sweet potato into pieces and add 1/2 cup of butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2 eggs, 1 cup of sugar, and a 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg and cinnamon into the bowl. Mix everything to make the filling.
Place the premade pie crust into the 9 inches pie pan and pour in the filling.
Set the oven to 375 degrees and bake the sweet potato pie for 50 minutes. Take it out and check the middle to make sure it’s cooked by inserting a knife. If it comes back clean, enjoy!
Everybody has days when they only want to eat without the hassle of cooking. Thankfully, there are a few tips and tricks that can help speed up the process on those low-energy days. To save you some time, make sure you have most of the ingredients you need at home already. Sweet potatoes can last up to 3 months in the fridge, so stock up on a few bags to have for when you need them. If the long baking process is what you worry about, you’ll be happy to know that you can freeze baked pies for about three months in the freezer. Just know that the texture of the pie will change a bit the next time you reheat it.
Sweet potato pie is naturally sweet, so you might want to change things up by adding a bit of spice. When I say spice, I don’t mean paprika or creole, think more along the lines of cinnamon and ginger.
Another common way people make this dish better is by spraying some whipped cream on the top. If you want to change it up even more, maybe consider adding a light drizzle of chocolate sauce for some more sweetness.
If you’re a fan of nuts, you can also include some pecans or walnuts in the recipe to change up the texture a little bit.
Sweet potato pie is a delicious and rich treat that everyone can enjoy. Make your own at home and see why this dessert is a timeless classic that has been loved for decades.