The Chicago Tribune
If you’ve never lived in the South and you’re not African-American, chances are you’re clueless about the fuss over sweet potato pie.
Patti LaBelle and Wal-Mart scored a hit recently when they introduced a sweet potato pie promoted as the singer’s own recipe. The pies, with Patti’s smiling face on the box, flew off store shelves. The manufacturer can’t bake them fast enough.Sweet potato pie is pumpkin’s Southern cousinIt’s commonly made using almost identical ingredients – eggs, condensed milk, cinnamon, nutmeg – except that sweet potatoes are used in place of pumpkin. The flavor is similar, too, but where pumpkin pie is dense and creamy, most sweet potato pieshave more texture, and the filling is lighter and more airy.Nov 11, 2014
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Pumpkin pie vs. sweet potato pie
By Serious Eats.
As the eatin’ season begins, it seems to me that someone out there can discuss the difference between pumpkin pie and sweet potato pie. I’ve only had SP pie once, a good while back. But it seems to me that they’re both basically the same thing, a custard with cooked, pureed flesh and similar spicing, which is variations on cinnamon/ginger/nutmeg/mace. But that’s only a theoretical description. Lots of folks seem to prefer one to the other. Help me out here. What’s the difference? Why do you prefer one to the other?