Bobby’s Lighter Old-Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie

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By Bobby Deen

780 Fewer Calories
49g Less Fat

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 – 3 tablespoons cold water
2 cups cooked mashed sweet potatoes
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 (12-ounce) can fat-free evaporated milk
2 tablespoons dark molasses
2 large eggs
1 egg white
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

Directions:
To make the crust, combine flour, sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in food processor; pulse until blended. Add oil and butter. Pulse until coarse crumbs form. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and pulse until a soft dough forms. Flatten dough into a disk; wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 375°F. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to a 12-inch circle; ease it into 10-inch deep dish pie plate, pressing evenly onto bottom and up sides of pan. Prick dough all over with fork. Crimp edges.

Line pie crust with foil; fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake 20 minutes; remove foil and weights. Return crust to oven and bake just until dough is lightly browned, 10 – 12 minutes. Cool crust in pan on rack 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, to make filling, combine sweet potatoes and brown sugar in food processor and pulse until smooth. Add milk, molasses, egg, egg white, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; pulse until blended. Pour filling into crust. Bake just until center is set, 40 – 45 minutes. Cool completely on rack. Chill until ready to serve. Cut into 12 slices. 

Servings:  12
Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cook Time:  1 hour 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Per Serving: (1 slice) 232 Cal; 6 g Protein; 6 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 3 g Mono Fat; 40 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; 23 g Sugar; 127 mg Calcium; 2 mg Iron; 227 mg Sodium; 45 mg Cholesterol

Test Kitchen Tip: You can easily substitute 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.

Original recipe courtesy Paula Deen:  Old-Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie
Lightened Up recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen

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Can I used selfrisingflour

By Shirley Young on February 02, 2014

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Love your site. I am gluten free, would love receipts .

By Lola on January 27, 2014

I love to cook Paula’s recipes and I think its great Bobby has lightened them up so I can eat them without worrying about extra calories or fat. I wished he would come out with a recipe book on Paula’s recipes lightened up.

By marie hoover on November 19, 2010

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Paula, I am glad to know that I am not the only person who makes Easter Baskets for their adult children and mail them across the United States. My Daughter lives in Long Beach, CA and I not only sent her a basket but her husband and my granddaughter Reese. We also buy special Russel Stover Bunnies for each child too. My husband has the list in his phone... Sara .. Cookies 'n Crème.... Sidney and Stephen.. Peanut Butter Etc. It one of my favorite things to do for my kids.. no matter how old they get. And passing it along to my Grandchildren. It's even more special to me knowing we share a family tradition. Blessings and Happy Easter!!
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