Sweet potato pie

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Winter Food

By Jill Norman

Published 2005

  • About

This may sound odd, but think American pumpkin pie. Potato pies, sweetened with honey and later with sugar, were popular with our ancestors, and this version, made with sweet potatoes, draws on the flavours of orange flower water and cinnamon used in early Eriglish cooking.


For the Shortcrust Pastry

  • 200 g plain flour, plus extra


Make the pastry following the same method as Blueberry Tart using a 24 cm tart tin. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6.