Sweet Potato-Gingerbread Meringue Pie
Total TimePrep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 40 min. + broiling
I absolutely loved it. Be careful though because it really is enough to fill 2 pies. So make one for.you, and give the other to a neighbor. The meringue is tricky. Even If you are familiar with making meringe, it is a bit difficult. I made this last year and im making it again right now. Great flavor. This year though im going into the meringue with better experience.
I think the 'sweet potato' in the recipe actually refers to yams, because I bought what was labeled sweet potatoes at my grocery store and my pie wasn't this orange hue, but yellow. I also think it might be way too much sweet potato. I bought 3 pounds and measured before putting it into the batter and it was four cups, but the filling overflowed my pie crust (it at least wasn't messy).
I'm glad I saw your review.I was very skeptical of adding the hot syurp to the meringue., think I'll just add a little pumpkin pie spice to the meringue.
Tried this for Thanksgiving today - was a little hesitant because there were no reviews - and I was not impressed. In truth, it was a flop; I doubt I'd even try again to tweak it. My meringue was fine until I added the molasses mix, then it was just a runny mess. The color of the meringue is nothing like the picture either - with adding molasses as called for, it's a light brownish. The filling made enough for two pies and was way too sweet. I still added the not-so-meringue on top of the pie and broiled it - it worked, but is only like 1/2" thick maybe. So presentation not there at all. I'm sure my inlaws will like it, but overall too sweet and meh for me. Gave it a two because I'm sure with some adjusting it can be salvaged, but I'm not going to put in the legwork for that.