This Purple Sweet Potato (Kamote Pie) is an easy alternative for our ever elusive Ube Pie. This Kamote Pie taste just similar like Ube Pie -I promise.
Hi, guys! It’s another week, so we have another recipe in the blog. Today, I will be sharing with you this Kamote Pie which can be a substitute for our ever elusive Ube pie. If you don’t live in the Philippines, having a fresh Ube is hard to get ahold to. So for us, OFW, we can replace fresh Ube with the frozen ones; but frozen Ube just don’t cut it in terms of flavors. So I in this recipe, I replaced the Ube with Kamote hoping that this will be a delicious alternative for the Ube pie. I tell you though, that it does taste like Ube at least what my family thought too.
This is an easy Kamote Pie to make for a function you are going to. And if you feel up to it, you can make this Sweet Potato Pie recipe I posted last week too.
HOW DOES KAMOTE PIE TASTE LIKE:
Kamote Pie taste earthy and it has more dense texture. I used coconut milk on this pie to emphasize the earthy flavor we usually remember when we eat Ube pie.
When Do I know the Kamote Pie is Ready?
It’s hard to tell when the Kamote Pie is ready, but I use the toothpick test and smell test. You can smell the pie in about 40 to 45 minutes of baking and that’s the time you that I do the toothpick test. Just poke the pie in the middle and when it comes out clean, it is ready.
KAMOTE PIE INGREDIENTS:
1 pound purple sweet potato
Purple Sweet Potato Pie (Kamote Pie)
- 1 lb Purple Sweet Potato
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- Poke sweet potato with fork and wrap with foil.
- Bake in a preheated 350 F oven for an hour, or until it is soft. Check tenderness with fork. When the fork slides into the potato easily, it is ready.
- Peel the cooked baked potatoes put in a large bowl. Using a masher, mash potato until very fine.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until ingredients are well incorporated.
- Transfer mixture in a ready made thawed pie crust and bake for 50 minutes. Start checking when you can smell the pie, at about 40-45 minutes using the toothpick test.