Sunday, September 16, 2012

Root beer flavored Sweet potato Pie!

Ok... I don't usually do this... but... What the hell. This is my blog. I do what I want.

So... some of you know that I went to culinary school. Now I don't bake-- it requires to much precision and not enough *taste taste... hmmm... needs this! * But PIE! Pie I can do! Cuz PIE! is cookery with baking around the edges and you can BUY PIE SHELLS! :D

So I was discussing on the twitter how I love pie and how it is getting to be pumpkin/ sweet potato pie season ( I was also IRL eating gingersnaps and drinking root-beer and OMG if you want your taste buds to essplode, that is a helluva combo)  ( but I digress) (which I do a lot)

ANYWAY... @BeasBookNook  challenged me to make a pie... with out any of the regular spices ( she's allergic)

So I did!

Recipe ( ish)

3 cups of root beer concentrated down to about 1/2 a cup.

1 lb of sweet potato ( boiled then peeled)

1/2 cup condensed milk

2 eggs, whisked ( pro tip- to keep from having weird bits you can run the eggs through a mesh strainer. If you notice a lot of the egg isn't going through, you may have to add another egg)

On VERY LOW HEAT combine the milk, eggs, butter and root beer syrup.  STIR. Don't let it boil!!!

I used my hand masher-- but If I were y'all I'd use a food processor-- mash up the sweet potatoes. Combine sweet potatoes and egg/milk mixture.

Put into whatever shell you like and bake.

If you try it, let me know. It doesn't taste like root beer, but it is pretty tasty!.

I'll post pictures later!!!

SO! Replacing the sugar with the root beer made the filling a little looser than I wanted. I'm gonna try it again adding a tablespoon of cornstarch. ;)


Bea said...

Nom nom nom. This sounds delish. I will have to try. I miss eating sweet potato pie and I really hate this time of year in New England. To make the root beer syrup, do I boil it or simmer?

Once upon a time, I would have happily nommed root beer and gingersnaps. Sigh, I miss those days. Your original idea of making a sweet potato pie with gingersnap crust would be yummy!

Thanks Lela! <3

Anonymous said...

I'm not an expert when it comes to this. Didn't even know this was possible. Useful read, appreciate your posting this.