Crown Royal Maple Whiskey & Sweet Potato Pie

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I have a thing for pie. I seriously love pie. A few years ago I had the pleasure of being a pie judge for two years back to back at the Best of the Best BBQ Competition in Georgia. The memory of that still makes me smile. I really think more people should be making pies and swapping recipes. This is one I ended up coming up with today. This is what happens when I notice I have a few sweet potatoes kicking around that I really need to use up and of course a fully stocked bar that has a lot of whiskey.

I think desserts like pie, banana pudding and a few others are the perfect ending to any BBQ meal. Seriously though pie is darn good for breakfast as well.

Just a note it is super important to use steamed sweet potato chunks in this recipe and not boiled. You don’t want to end up with a soggy pie. Crust texture is really important. This recipe makes 2 pies. Simple reason … I made too much filling for one… Sweet Potato Pies freeze well.

Crown Royal Maple Whiskey Sweet Potato Pie

 

Filling:

  • 3 cups Steamed Sweet Potato Chunks
  • 2 Whole eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar
  • 1 cup half & half cream
  • ½ cup Crown Royal Maple Whiskey
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

Pastry:

  • 2 Frozen 9” pie shells

Whiskey Whipped Cream Topping:

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup glazed or toasted pecans
  • ¼ cup Crown Royal Maple Whiskey

 

Preheat oven to 350F

In a large bowl, mash sweet potatoes until smooth.  Whisk in all other filling ingredients for 10 minutes until the sugar has dissolved.  Press the filling mixture through a sieve into another bowl so that there are no potato lumps. Whisk a couple minutes more then pour equal amounts into the frozen pie shells.

Bake for 35-45 minutes until a knife inserted in the centre of the pie comes out cleanly.

While the pies are baking place a medium size stainless steel bowl in the freezer

When the pies are ready to come out of the oven remove the stainless steel bowl from the freezer.

With an electric mixer whip the heavy whipping cream and the Crown Royal Maple Whiskey together until medium peaks form.

To serve top slices of cooled pie with the Whiskey whipped cream, some powdered sugar and a few pecans.

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