The Elusive Pie

3 o’clock came waaaaay too early this morning. A run, laundry, packing, breakfast + coffee, a bit of work, hustling to the airport — it’s only 8 o’clock and I’m exhausted already!

I can’t believe tomorrow’s already Thanksgiving. Just yesterday it seems like we were melting in the summer sun.

In the spirit of Tofurkey Day (I’m a vegetarian), I thought I’d post about the store bought goody that has gone viral here in the States: Patti LaBelle’s sweet potato pie.

Mind you, I’ve never even had a bite of sweet potato pie in my life, but based on the craze that’s swept the nation these past few weeks, I feel I absolutely must try this humble delicacy.

Alas, stores are completely.sold.out. For the foreseeable future, at least. Thankfully, someone on the Interwebz allegedly got a hold of the recipe, which a coworker graciously printed out for everyone in the office:

om nom pie nom

I find homemade pie crusts to be monstrously difficult (unless they’re graham cracker crusts – those are easy), so we’ll see just how doable Ms LaBelle’s recipe is.

Have any of you managed to get your hands on one of these pies? Do they live up to the hype? I can’t wait to find out for myself!


  1. The sweet potatoe pie has not made it to the UK. Assuming it actually has sweet potatoes in it – I’m not sure. I don’t they are very good for you and I’ve tried them in lots of ways but I’m not sure I like them. Is it meant as a sweet/dessert?

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    • I think sweet potato pie is meant to be a dessert, but depending on how it’s made I guess it might not be terribly sweet. I imagine Ms LaBelle adds loads of sugar to hers! Sweet potato casserole is a huge holiday dish here in the States, mostly for Thanksgiving but also Christmas for some. It’s delicious — pureed sweet potatoes with milk, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, tops with chopped nuts and baked. At least, that’s the way I make it. It’s a “side dish” that’s essentially dessert!

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