Barbados @ 50 - Sweet Potato Pie

>> Sunday 6 November 2016

Though Macaroni Pie is an everyday occurrence in Barbados that MUST still be on the table of any special occasion or holiday spread, Sweet Potato Pie is generally reserved for special occasions and holidays. Every now and then you'd find this cinnamon flavored savoury-naturally sweet pie at buffet lunch offerings.

Bajan Sweet Potato Pie is very different from the North American Sweet Potato Pie. The American pie is a dessert but the Bajan Sweet Potato Pie is more on the savoury side. The sweetness in the pie comes from the naturally sweet sweet potatoes. Boiled, mashed and seasoned with sweet spices as well as the juice and some of the pureed flesh of pineapples, this pie is best served warm or at room temperature. White-flesh sweet potatoes are preferred for this pie but it can also be made with the yellow-flesh sweet potato or a combination of both.

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