Patti LaBelle Sweet Potato Pie Recipe, Made With Louisiana Yams
I look forward to a delicious sweet potato pie during the holidays. This is my favorite! I'm pretty sure most people will agree that just because a person knows how to make one doesn't mean they should. Sweet potato pie? That takes skill and a delicious recipe.
The sweet, buttery, flaky pie crust with a "black bottom" and smooth, creamy filling do it for me. I don't know about you, but I turned to a recipe to ensure I got everything perfect. That's because I don't make them often enough to trust myself not to forget an ingredient. And that's easy to do! Furthermore, one wrong or missing ingredient will ruin the whole pie.
Who has time for that on Thanksgiving? Of course, there are many ways to make a sweet potato pie. So, you may want to try a few recipes to determine which tickles your fancy the most. I did just that, and I gotta say my mother-in-law made from scratch pie is the absolute best! I'm lucky she makes it every year, so I never have to bake one myself( at least for the holidays).
A very close second is the Patti LaBelle Sweet Potato Pie! The Grammy-winning singing legend is not only my favorite artist but my favorite cook. She has one of the best-selling food brands in the world. Patti's Good Life food products are a huge success, and in 2022 alone, brought in $200 million in sales!
Patti's Good Life features every comfort food imaginable, including a decadent sweet potato pie. Since you don't have a MiMi, I highly recommend you try Mrs. Patti's signature recipe this holiday. You won't be disappointed. I promise! Buy her delicious pie and other foods at any major grocery store!
You can also make it from scratch using her step-by-step recipe! View the recipe below or print one from blackpeoplesrecipes.com. So, you know, you'll still need some finesse and a few tips to bake a good pie. I can't think of anyone better to give you instructions than her Royal Soulfullness herself!
PATTI LABELLE SWEET POTATO PIE RECIPE
TECHNIQUE TIP: If you want a tender, flaky pie crust, you have to use shortening. Some cooks make their dough with butter because they like the flavor, but it bakes into a crumbly crust — and with most pie lovers, flaky is the name of the game. My solution is to use butter-flavored Crisco. Like biscuits, pie crust shouldn't be overworked. Handle with care. The chilled shortening and ice water will also help pie crust stay nice and flaky.
By the way, Patti LaBelle has teamed up with rap superstar Cardi B to help you create the ultimate dessert just in time for the holidays. Their partnership couldn't be sweeter! Cardi B launched her vodka-infused flavored whipped cream, Whipshots, in 2021. Since their union, these music stars have been whipping up some delicious pies and holiday desserts!
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