Mini Sweet Potato Pies #SundaySupper

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mini sweet potato pie

Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday” and refers to the last day of Carnival season in New Orleans –basically it’s a time to party and indulge before the beginning of Lent. To honor this tradition, La Cocina De Leslie is hosting #SundaySupper and all of the participants have come up with some great, decadent, finger-lick in’ good recipes that are worth checking out and cooking up!

For my contribution, I cooked up a sweet appetizer: Mini Sweet Potato Pies. These are amazing and you will not believe how quick and easy they are to make! Warning – these taste so good — you may end up eating 3 or 4! I took a short cut with the crust, using Pillsbury’s and I think they came out wonderful!

Happy Mardi Gras!

What are your plans?

To start, get all of the ingredients mashed together in a bowl. Notice, I cheated with the egg whites. If you’re separating them yourself, you will need 3 large eggs.

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Next, roll out the pie crust and cut out circles (I had my 5 year old use a drinking glass to cut circles in the dough). Carefully place the pie-crust into the mini-muffin tins. Aren’t they pretty?

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Using a fork or spoon, fill each pie shell to the top with the sweet potato mixture.

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Top with marshmallows (if you wish) and Bake for 20-25 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Magically, my kids all started showing up in the kitchen once the smell of baking cinnamon started filling the air…yum…delicious!

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Mini Sweet Potato Pies

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cooked (directions here) and skins removed
  • 1/2-cup sugar in the raw
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup egg whites
  • 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 package (two sheets) Pillsbury Pie Crusts
  • 1-cup mini marshmallows (optional)

Directions:

  1. Prepare sweet potatoes by cooking them in the oven
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Roll out piecrust and cut into circles.
  4. Put pastry circles into a greased mini muffin pan.
  5. In a large bowl, add the sweet potatoes and mash with a fork.
  6. Next, add the butter, sugar and milk and mash until well blended.
  7. Add vanilla, eggs, cinnamon and nutmeg; mix well.
  8. Pour mixture into the prepared pie shells.
  9. Top with mini marshmallows (if you wish)
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes until set. They are done if pieced with a fork and the fork comes out clean.
  11. Arrange on a serving platter and serve as a sweet, decadent appetizer for Fat Tuesday/Mardi Grass! Party on!

 

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Comments

  1. I really like the idea of a sweet appetiser AND I love small portions… so I can eat more without feeling too guilty… hehehe

  2. Oh, what a fun appetizer! So cute and delish!

  3. These are so cute! I love anything in mini and these mini pies are fab!

  4. What a fabulous idea!! I bet my kiddo would love helping me make these. Thanks for the new recipe!

  5. I have just recently started to enjoy sweet potatoes, and will HAVE to make these minis!

  6. I love, love, love these. What a fabulous idea!! I have to make these for sure!!!

  7. Love these mini pies! Miniaturized apps always taste better! :-)

  8. What a cute little snack! they look lovely! :)

  9. These look dangerously poppable! :) I would probably down 3 or 4 before I knew what hit me.

  10. YUM!!!! This is the perfect little dessert and would go so well with my Sweet Potato Smoothie! Bookmarking your recipe!

  11. The problem with making tasty bites like this is that it is easy to eat more then you would with a big pie because you tell yourself that it is just one bite. :)

  12. These are soooo fun! Love sweet potato pie.

  13. Yum! They sound delicious and look adorable, too!

  14. These look like the perfect little addiction inducing appetizer. Yum!

  15. What a great appetizer! I love sweet potato pie!!

  16. These are so cute! I can see myself grabbing one for breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner etc.

  17. Bite size and hand held perfection – love it! These are a perfect little bite…I want some in my life right now!

  18. Yum these look so good. I bet the kids and grandkids would love them too. Definitely pinning them to try later. Welcome to Sunday Supper! :)

  19. Perfect little one bite appetizers. I think these would be great for a multitude of parties and holidays.

  20. I love pairing your delicious filling with a prepared crust to cut down on the work — great dish!

  21. Omg these are SOOOO cute and look so yummy!!

  22. Oh! My family would gobble these right up.,

  23. Come to me you sweet little mini pies, come to me right now….

  24. Love the mini idea! More pie, less guilt! :)

  25. These mini sweet potato pies are adorable! And dangerous! Since they’re tiny, I can easily see myself eating the entire batch ;)

  26. These are absolutely delightful! I can’t wait to try them!

  27. These are so cute. I bet they taste amazing. Very creative recipe.

  28. These totally remind me of my grandpa – he loved those at Thanksgiving

  29. Your post has a picture of sweetened condensed milk but the recipe you posted calls for evaporated milk. Which do you use?

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