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Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie


  • Preheat the oven to 160* C (320* F) Fan.
  • Prepare the sweet tart dough.
  • Roll it out and fit nicely on to the bottom and sides of a 26 cm pie dish. If any of the dough is hanging off the edges of the dish, fold them over and stick them to the sides.
  • Use a fork to poke small holes on the bottom of the dough.
  • Cover with plastic wrap, making sure it directly touches the dough. Add cooking weights (or beans) and cover with plastic wrap again.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, remove the weights and bake for another 10 minutes.
  • When ready, remove from oven and set aside to cool a little before adding the filling.
  • Peel the sweet potatoes and chop them in to small pieces.
  • Season them with salt and add them to a pot full of boiling water.
  • Boil for 20 minutes or until they soften completely.
  • When ready, remove from pot and transfer to a clean kitchen towel.
  • Squeeze them in the towel to remove excess moisture. Be careful not to burn yourselves.
  • Puree them in a blender.
  • Transfer to a bowl and add the sugar and eggs. Whisk until the mixture is completely combined and smooth.
  • Add the heavy cream and vanilla extract. Stir until the mixture thickens.
  • Add the ginger, cinnamon, cloves and pepper. Stir one last time to combine and spread in to the cooled pie shell. Add the coarsely chopped chocolate over the top.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes. 
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
22 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
33 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
68 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
18 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
24 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
16 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
12 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
3 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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