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Bourbon Sweet Potato Pie

There is nothing I don't love about this pie! I adore the flavors and I like that I can sneak in some whole grains into the crust. It belongs on every holiday dessert buffet. —Mary Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • FILLING:
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 8 ounces each)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • Sweetened whipped cream

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. Mix first four ingredients. Firmly press 1-2/3 cups mixture onto bottom and up sides of a well-greased 9-in. pie plate. Bake until light golden brown, 6-8 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Stir walnuts into remaining oat mixture. Reserve for topping.
  • For filling, pierce potatoes with a fork; microwave on high until very tender, 10-13 minutes, turning once halfway. Cool slightly.
  • Peel potatoes and place in a large bowl; mash until smooth. Beat in eggs, brown sugar, melted butter, flour and bourbon until well blended. Add to crust.
  • Sprinkle with topping. Bake until golden brown and filling is set, 30-35 minutes. Cool on a wire rack; serve or refrigerate within 2 hours. Serve with whipped cream.
Editor's Note
As a substitute for 1 cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 570 calories, 31g fat (16g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 403mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein.

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