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Friday, April 3, 2015

Peeps Potato Pie

I don't often toss out the word "genius" when I describe my cooking, but I'm making an exception this time.  This was one of my drive-home-from-work-thinking-of-food inspirations.  If you love Peeps as much as I do (and you know you do) and are a fan of sweet potatoes, then you will love this Just in Time for Easter dessert.

The best part about it, sweet potatoes rank number one in healthiest vegetables and Peeps inspire happiness so this pie is both good for your body and your soul.  You're welcome.

I'd like to dedicate this post to my peep Mary BB whose love and appreciation of Peeps is only match by my own.

Peeps Potato Pie

2 large sweet potatoes (approx. 1 lb.)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1 (9") deep dish pie crust

Boil sweet potatoes (with the skin on) for 45 minutes or until very fork tender.

When done, drain boiled water and replace with cold water.  Allow to sit for about 3-4 minutes.

Remove sweet potatoes from water and peel off the skin. Should come off very easily.

Mash sweet potatoes in a large mixing bowl, add butter and cream until fully incorporated.

Add the sugar, milk, eggs, vanilla and spices.  Mix until batter is smooth.  It will be very liquidy but that's what you want.

Pour batter into the pie crust and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

In the meantime, pull apart your Peeps and if so inclined, plan out your Peeps pie layout. I found this made the transition to pie top much easier.

After pie has been baking for 45 minutes, add Peeps layer to the top and continue baking for 10-15 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool and set. Garnish with Peeps if desired.


I chose orange bunnies because they complimented the color of the sweet potatoes. But as you know there are many options available so if you feel like blue chicks will work better for you, then go for it.

I call this one "Last of the Mohpeepkins"

If you want your Peeps less melty as not to traumatize the children with so many toasted bunny corpses then bake pie for 50 minutes, top with Peeps and put back in oven for 5-10 instead. When you put them on is entirely up to you.

Good Friday everyone and Have a Happy Easter!