Maple Brown Butter Sweet Potato Pie
19″ to 10″ Pie
19″ to 10″ Pie
  • 1 Blind Baked or Cookie Crumb Crust
  • 11/2lb sweet potatoes
  • 1/2cup unsalted buttercut into tablespoons
  • 1/2-3/4cup dark maple syrupto taste
  • 1/2teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 eggslightly beaten
  • 1 1/2cups whole milk
  • Whipped Creamfor Serving
  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Scrub the sweet potatoes. Make a cross in the top with a paring knife to prevent them from exploding in the oven. Bake the potato on aluminum foil lined small cookie sheet or shallow roasting pan for approximately 45 minutes or until very soft. Remove from oven and let cool. Turn oven down to 350º.
  2. While the potato is roasting make the Brown Butter. Use a light colored skillet so that you’ll be able to easily monitor the color of the butter as it cooks. Heat the butter so that it melts. Let it keep cooking. The melted butter will go from light colored and foamy to darker yellow to a rich nutty brown. Be patient. But as soon as the butter reaches the nut brown stage take it off the heat and pour it through a sieve into a cup or bowl or else it will go from brown to burnt very quickly. Discard the dark solids left in the sieve if you wish.
  3. Once the sweet potato is cool enough to handle peel off the skin, allowing the soft flesh to fall into a bowl. Add the maple syrup and whisk together to a soft puree. Add the pinch of salt and brown butter into the sweet potatoes and whisk slowly until blended. Add the eggs and slowly whisk to mix. Add the milk and whisk again until blended.
  4. Pour the sweet potato mixture into the prepared pie shell. Bake in a preheated 350º oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until filling is set when you gently move the pan. Remove from oven and let cool.
  5. You can dress up the pie by sifting powdered sugar over the edge of the filling in a circle, leaving some of the orange filling to show in the center. You can also pipe rosettes of whipped cream to mark each serving. Serve with additional unsweetened whipped cream.