Sweet Potato Streusel Pie

  • SERVES: 8
  • PREP: 30 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 2 hours

Move over, pumpkin pie! If you make this once, you will make it every year.

This is THE BEST pie crust and THE TASTIEST filling and THE MOST AWESOME buttery streusel topping. Now that you know how I really feel, go ahead and give this a whirl. (Oh, and when I call for yams, I'm talking about the ones with the orange insides that everyone calls sweet potatoes but are actually yams!) Prep plan: Give this baby ample time to cool down, because a settled sweet potato pie is actually a denser, richer, more delicious one.

For the pie crust:

  • 1 ¼

    cups all purpose flour

  • ½

    teaspoon fine sea salt

  • ½

    cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cubed and chilled again

  • ¼

    cup ice water

For the filling:

  • 1 ½

    pounds (2 very large or 2 medium) yams, aka what you know as sweet potatoes (or 2 ¼ cups pre-cooked mashed yams)

  • ¾

    cup sugar

  • ½

    cup sweetened condensed milk

  • ¼

    cup light brown sugar

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1

    tablespoon vanilla extract

  • ½

    teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼

    teaspoon fine salt

  • Dash nutmeg

For the streusel:

  • 1

    cup pecans

  • ¼

    cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

  • 3

    tablespoons cubed unsalted butter, chilled

  • 3

    tablespoons flour

  • ½

    teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon fine sea salt

For the whipped cream:

  • 2

    cups heavy cream

  • 1

    or 2 vanilla beans, scraped (or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract)

  • 3

    tablespoons white sugar or confectioners sugar

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