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Do Non-Southern White People not know about Sweet Potato Pie?

Sweet potato pie is THE desert of the South regardless of race. However, I have noticed that nonSouthern whites seem oblivious to it and how incredibly delicious it is. They continue to consume pumpkin pie, despite it being such a pale, unsavory standin for the much sweeter, flavorful sweet potato pie. However, black northerners rightly prefer sweet potato pie.

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by Anonymousreply 151November 26, 2021 9:19 PM

yuh yes we know about it.

by Anonymousreply 1January 1, 2021 3:51 PM

Yes we know and we don't like! Who needs all those carbs?

by Anonymousreply 2January 1, 2021 3:56 PM

Why are sweet potato pie fans so aggressive? I grew up on pumpkin, love it and make it every year. Sweet potatoes are too cloying for me, so I don’t eat them. And I don’t shame and proselytize people who do.

by Anonymousreply 3January 1, 2021 3:59 PM

no thanks, we just ignore it

by Anonymousreply 4January 1, 2021 4:01 PM

[quote]Sweet potato pie is THE desert of the South regardless of race.

There are deserts in the South?

by Anonymousreply 5January 1, 2021 4:07 PM

I agree with R3.

by Anonymousreply 6January 1, 2021 4:08 PM

Never heard of it.

by Anonymousreply 7January 1, 2021 4:14 PM

Cloying ?

by Anonymousreply 8January 1, 2021 4:22 PM

Sweet potato pie tastes one note to me...overly sweet. I prefe the complex spice taste of Yankee pumpkin pie.

by Anonymousreply 9January 1, 2021 4:29 PM

Northerner and pumpkin pie fan here. I made my first sweet potato pie this year and it was a revelation. I still like pumpkin pie (family vetoed my attempt to make sweet potato pie instead for thanksgiving), but sweet potato is great. I appreciate that it's easier to make from scratch. (I found no value add to starting from a whole pumpkin rather than using canned puree.)

by Anonymousreply 10January 1, 2021 4:31 PM

They dont know about Iced Tea either Op . Or didnt when I used to travel a lot .

by Anonymousreply 11January 1, 2021 4:33 PM

Sweet potatoe pie is old news it’s all about ube pie now.

by Anonymousreply 12January 1, 2021 4:33 PM

I'm from North Carolina and I always despised sweet potatoes (aka yams) in every form, even as a child. They taste sickly sweet, then Southern cooks add marshmallows or pumpkin spices on top. YUCK!

I've always hated grits, too.

by Anonymousreply 13January 1, 2021 4:36 PM

I didn’t know about it until I was 23 or so.

by Anonymousreply 14January 1, 2021 4:36 PM

Growing up in Connecticut I knew about it, but that’s because my mom was from Tennessee. She worked with a woman who was from South Carolina and would make sweet potato pie for the company Thanksgiving lunch. My mom was the only one who ate it. After a few years her co-worker would just make the pie for my mom.

I prefer it over pumpkin pie though. You fat whore haven’t lived until you eat a peanut butter pie.

by Anonymousreply 15January 1, 2021 4:40 PM

Northern / Pumpkin.

by Anonymousreply 16January 1, 2021 4:44 PM

Yes we do and we feed sweet potatoes to the pigs.

by Anonymousreply 17January 1, 2021 4:51 PM

I can’t tell the difference.

by Anonymousreply 18January 1, 2021 5:09 PM

Yes, OP. I know ALL about it. And I know all about your "sweet tea" too.

by Anonymousreply 19January 1, 2021 5:15 PM

We all don't not know about it and prefer not to eat it.

(I am using retarded grammar so that the Southerner OP can understand).

by Anonymousreply 20January 1, 2021 5:18 PM

Not white nor black. I lived innATL for years and I have a deep appreciation for Southern food. Sweet potato pie is aces in my book and so is most of the other artery clogging, heart attack inducing, diabetes laden Southern victuals.

by Anonymousreply 21January 1, 2021 5:23 PM

the only thing I find weird about sweet potatoe pie is that all the recipes call for boiling the potatoes to cook them before pureeing. I would think baking them first would taste better.

by Anonymousreply 22January 1, 2021 5:28 PM

R22, I agree. I’m just guessing here, but maybe boil them to render out some of the starch? I know sweet potatoes have less starch than regular spuds, though.

by Anonymousreply 23January 1, 2021 5:31 PM

R22 baking the sweet potatoes is normally how I prepare the pie. I’m not southern though, so maybe doing so is considered blasphemy?

by Anonymousreply 24January 1, 2021 5:32 PM

yes but then flour is added to thicken it, the starch would do the same thing and taste better. if I make one ever, I will bake them and see

by Anonymousreply 25January 1, 2021 5:34 PM

Again, r25, good point! Go on with your bad ass, baking self.

by Anonymousreply 26January 1, 2021 5:36 PM

They are similarly spiced and, after adding whipped cream, very similar in taste and appearance. I would still give an edge to pumpkin.

by Anonymousreply 27January 1, 2021 5:40 PM

I'm from Dallas and we always made pumpkin pie in my family. Tried sweet potato pie a couple times at a diner and was underwhelmed. Also, we of course serve mashed sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving and Xmas, but never put marshmallows on them. That just seems so trashy to me. We topped the sweet potatoes with roasted, sugared pecahhhns - (not peee-cans, haha!)

by Anonymousreply 28January 1, 2021 5:44 PM

Never had it. I'd love to try it, though. I think pumpkin pie is ridiculously overrated.

Lol @ the people in this thread pretending they aren't fat. Just admit it, girls.

by Anonymousreply 29January 1, 2021 5:49 PM

They taste the same, though sweet potato is often more fibrous in texture than pumpkin.

by Anonymousreply 30January 1, 2021 5:56 PM

We have colleges and universities up here.

You're just southern trash.

by Anonymousreply 31January 1, 2021 6:00 PM

I like sweet potatoes better when they aren't in pie

- a blake pearson froam Virginia

by Anonymousreply 32January 1, 2021 6:11 PM

What about pecan pie?

by Anonymousreply 33January 1, 2021 6:14 PM

Do northern whites even know about peach cobbler? No wonder folks are flocking South.

by Anonymousreply 34January 1, 2021 6:19 PM

Pecan pie is a special dessert, and Concentrated in certain subregions of the South, not nearly as ubiquitous and beloved as sweet potato pie.

by Anonymousreply 35January 1, 2021 6:20 PM

r12 and r22 = Dan Quayle

by Anonymousreply 36January 1, 2021 6:21 PM

Southerner who does not eat sweet potato pie. I only eat sweet potatoes baked or whipped with butter, salt and pepper.

by Anonymousreply 37January 1, 2021 6:22 PM

I've eaten and made both. While they have a similar flavor (because neither pumpkin nor sweet potatoes have that strong of a flavor on their own; the pies flavor comes primarily from the spices used), the texture is very different. Pumpkin pie tends to be firmer and more custard-like; sweet potato pie is softer. But that could also be dependent on the recipe.

by Anonymousreply 38January 1, 2021 6:23 PM

haha r36, that's what I get for going from plural to singular without thinking about it.

by Anonymousreply 39January 1, 2021 6:23 PM

Southerners are such jerks about food posts and recipe blogs. they think they invented everything, when usually it goes back to the British Isles and/or Africa. Lots of people have heard of sweet potato pie. I first had it at a workplace event where an African American colleague brought it. Yum. But it's basically a cousin to pumpkin pie, so not that unique---you use what's available.

I've lived in the South and never seemed to be a fave of White Southerners. I think Cobbler is more of a crossover dessert and of course, it has lots of close relations, like buckles, brown bettys and crisps that claim origins elsewhere but are basically the same thing.

by Anonymousreply 40January 1, 2021 6:28 PM

I've made the America's Test Kitchen version of pumpkin pie for years. It includes yams in it. So it's actually a mix. I highly recomment the recipe.

by Anonymousreply 41January 1, 2021 6:30 PM

Sweet potato soufflé is the true southern dish.

Not sweet potato pie.

by Anonymousreply 42January 1, 2021 6:34 PM

Pecan pie rules!

by Anonymousreply 43January 1, 2021 6:35 PM

R40 go talk to the French.

by Anonymousreply 44January 1, 2021 6:39 PM

I love both sweet potato and pumpkin pie. Without whipped cream.

by Anonymousreply 45January 1, 2021 6:52 PM

I’m a Northerner that likes Southern food, but sweet potato pie is only ok. I much prefer pumpkin.

by Anonymousreply 46January 1, 2021 7:01 PM

R42, only among a tiny number of elites. You want find it among the vast majority. Most don’t even know about it

by Anonymousreply 47January 1, 2021 7:05 PM

R42, only among a tiny number of elites. You want find it among the vast majority. Most don’t even know about it

by Anonymousreply 48January 1, 2021 7:05 PM

You won’t

by Anonymousreply 49January 1, 2021 7:08 PM

I prefer pumpkin. For some reason sweet potato pie tastes sort of metallic to me.

by Anonymousreply 50January 1, 2021 10:25 PM

I admit ignorance about sweet potato pie and its virtues. Also, grits. Although I'm curious about both.

by Anonymousreply 51January 1, 2021 10:32 PM

[quote]They continue to consume pumpkin pie, despite it being such a pale, unsavory standin

If your pumpkin pie is 'pale' and 'unsavory,' you're not making it correctly.

Lifelong Southerner here, who has no truck with Sweet Potato pie.

by Anonymousreply 52January 1, 2021 10:45 PM

Do not ruin a basically decent, nutrient rich carb by adding sugar and pie crust.

by Anonymousreply 53January 1, 2021 10:53 PM

Another superfood ruined by white people.

by Anonymousreply 54January 1, 2021 10:57 PM

I absolutely love pumpkin pie (I'm in the North), but have only barely sampled sweet potato pie, and it didn't really impress me. Then again, it was because I had tried to make one from scratch for my BF (who is black). I could tell he didn't like my production, but he also couldn't tell me what was wrong with it, either, so it's still sort of a mystery to me. I've asked him to provide me an example of a sweet potato pie he approves of, so that I can try to reproduce it for him. In the meantime, I love sweet potatoes, but not in pie (yet). I prefer them steamed, then eat them with butter and cinnamon.

by Anonymousreply 55January 1, 2021 10:59 PM

Is bean pie popular in the south?

by Anonymousreply 56January 1, 2021 11:27 PM

Pumpkin pie and Sweet Potato pie are equally disgusting. The texture is foul - mashed shit with spices in a crust. If I want a southern dessert I will take a peach cobbler any day over nasty Sweet Potato pie.

by Anonymousreply 57January 1, 2021 11:33 PM

A Wisconsinite would plate it under a slice of American cheese .

An Ohioan would add bean chili and spaghetti.

An Indianan would do whippits, then a skinpop and then nod off mid-tattoo.

by Anonymousreply 58January 1, 2021 11:44 PM

They're both trash.

by Anonymousreply 59January 1, 2021 11:46 PM

[quote]Is bean pie popular in the south?

It's very popular with the Muslims. They are always selling them at intersections. They're ok, no great shakes though.

BTW despite growing up in the south I hated everything sweet potato related. There is something about the texture and flavor that just grosses me out. Maybe it's the fact that it looks like it should have a savory flavor but has the cloying sweetness instead. Nasty.

by Anonymousreply 60January 2, 2021 12:09 AM

Miss Patti has educated us OP

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by Anonymousreply 61January 2, 2021 12:58 AM

I'm a southerner who hates both sweet potato and pumpkin pie. I have a great recipe for sweet potato biscuits, though.

by Anonymousreply 62January 2, 2021 1:07 AM

US Pie desserts (Sweet Potato/Pumpkin/Pecan) are all just variations of Frangipane, which is itself based on Ancient Greek and Roman dishes.

We have Bakewell Tart in the UK which is also just another variation.

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by Anonymousreply 63January 2, 2021 1:37 AM

Im black and southern so yeah I've been eating SPP my whole life and never tire of it. I have pumpkin every year at functions, very similar but SPP has the something extra. Patti makes a good one, but its not for those who don't like very very sweet pie.

And like these ladies I can look at SPP and tell if its good 😁

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by Anonymousreply 64January 2, 2021 1:51 AM

R64 Where’s the cinnamon, the nutmeg, the spices?

by Anonymousreply 65January 2, 2021 1:54 AM

It’s a staple of soul food.

by Anonymousreply 66January 2, 2021 2:22 AM

[quote] Why are sweet potato pie fans so aggressive? I grew up on pumpkin, love it and make it every year. Sweet potatoes are too cloying for me, so I don’t eat them. And I don’t shame and proselytize people who do.

Ma'am this sounds serious. I think you should file a police report.

Sweet potato casserole is a standard Thanksgiving side dish. Yet some here at like sweet potato pie is some strange aberration. Silly.

by Anonymousreply 67January 2, 2021 3:45 AM

R65 Something else you might not be aware of is that in Europe (especially in the UK) most Apple Pie doesn't have spices or cinnamon either!

I prefer it that way, I hate Cinnamon.

by Anonymousreply 68January 2, 2021 4:35 AM

I heard sweet potato fans get really upset if you call it yam.

by Anonymousreply 69January 2, 2021 4:41 AM

[quote] I heard sweet potato fans get really upset if you call it yam.

I've neither heard nor have I experienced that. They are two different things. However, I've always heard them used interchangeably,

by Anonymousreply 70January 2, 2021 5:36 AM

A sweet potato baked for a long time until caramelized is a glorious thing.

by Anonymousreply 71January 2, 2021 5:48 AM

Sweet potatoes are ghetto. Pumpkin is better.

by Anonymousreply 72January 2, 2021 7:45 AM

Your pumpkin is most likely squash so enjoy I guess.

by Anonymousreply 73January 2, 2021 7:54 AM

Cheddar, never American, R58.

by Anonymousreply 74January 2, 2021 9:06 AM

Sweet potato pie is not as good as it's talked up to be. Just like grits. I wanna like them, but yuck!

by Anonymousreply 75January 2, 2021 9:07 AM

Sweet potatoes are extremely good for you. Probably not so much in pie form, admittedly, but they are a staple of some of the oldest-living nations.

by Anonymousreply 76January 2, 2021 10:47 AM

I love sweet potato pie. I live in the Great Lakes area and had never heard of it, only had pumpkin pie which I thought was meh. My first taste of sweet potato pie was a game changer. Sweet and savory. Loved it and make it year-round.

by Anonymousreply 77January 2, 2021 10:57 AM

[quote]yes but then flour is added to thicken it, the starch would do the same thing and taste better. if I make one ever, I will bake them and see

You don't add flour to thicken a sweet potato pie. My goodness, it's already thick.

by Anonymousreply 78January 2, 2021 11:03 AM

[quote]A sweet potato baked for a long time until caramelized is a glorious thing.

Thank you! It's divine, especially when the skin hardens.

by Anonymousreply 79January 2, 2021 11:04 AM

This debate is right up there with the infamous lasagna food fight we had a few years ago.

by Anonymousreply 80January 2, 2021 11:29 AM

You would have to egg or something I'd imagine, pie filling shouldn't collapse and run out the sides of a good pie.

by Anonymousreply 81January 2, 2021 9:13 PM

Sorry, I'm Georgia born and bred and sweet potato pie is good, but it is certainly not the defining dessert of the south. That accolade (for my money) would go to the pecan pie and the pound cake. if you have the talent to make a good pecan pie you can count yourself a good cook. And trust me, it takes talent to make a pecan pie properly and not end up with a runny mess.

Frankly, sweet potato pie and pumpkin pie taste too much alike to me. They're both inundated with the same spices and that's all you taste. The sweet potato and the pumpkin are just fillers to hold all those spices.

by Anonymousreply 82January 2, 2021 11:08 PM

Barf.

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by Anonymousreply 83January 3, 2021 2:45 AM

I've made sweet potato pie since I was a kid.

And there's nothing like a little pumpkin in it to improve the flavor.

by Anonymousreply 84January 3, 2021 2:55 AM

Sweet potato everything in the South

by Anonymousreply 85January 3, 2021 3:06 AM

[Quote]and the pound cake.

R82 The pound cake my southern relatives enjoyed was 7up Cake. It's actually quite tasty.

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by Anonymousreply 86January 3, 2021 3:20 AM

7-Up cake is so delicious

by Anonymousreply 87January 3, 2021 3:54 AM

^Have you guys checked your blood sugar lately?

by Anonymousreply 88January 3, 2021 1:48 PM

[quote] I'm from North Carolina and I always despised sweet potatoes (aka yams)

Sweet potatoes and yams are 2 completely different vegetables.

by Anonymousreply 89January 3, 2021 2:07 PM

I can't smell or taste anything... oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 90January 3, 2021 2:26 PM

Northerner here.

I like both pumpkin & sweet potato pies, but I'd give the edge to the sweet potato because of the texture.

Now bean pie (which I love) - that's one that less people know about.

by Anonymousreply 91January 3, 2021 2:38 PM

[Quote]Sweet potatoes and yams are 2 completely different vegetables.

Are pies also made with actual yams? The Yam Pie recipes online actually call for sweet potatoes.

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by Anonymousreply 92January 3, 2021 2:50 PM

Bullshit. I agree with Georgia, the real desserts of the South are pound cake and pecan pie. You can judge the quality of a home by the quality of the pound cake and their cheese straws. Pecan pie is no measure as its hard to fuck up.

by Anonymousreply 93January 3, 2021 3:16 PM

I grew up in the deep south and despise sweet potato pie and casserole. And sweet tea. And southern cornbread, which might as well be a dessert. And coleslaw. Nearly every dish had inordinate levels of sugar. What is it about the South and sugar?

by Anonymousreply 94January 3, 2021 3:32 PM

The South has higher rates of obesity than the rest of the US. Sugar is the main reason. This thread is just more proof.

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by Anonymousreply 95January 3, 2021 3:37 PM

You lost the war, get over it.

by Anonymousreply 96January 3, 2021 3:52 PM

They both sound equally delicious. 😭

by Anonymousreply 97January 3, 2021 8:27 PM

My 7UP & lemon pound cakes are TO DIE FOR!! Along with the 10 or 12 other pound cake recipes I've made. They're all wonderful.

by Anonymousreply 98January 3, 2021 11:14 PM

r94 lies. There is SPP that basically uses only the sugar from the sweet potato. Unsweet tea is a thing. Plenty of cornbread and hushpuppies even have zero sugar. Tray some eastern NC cornsticks.

by Anonymousreply 99January 3, 2021 11:22 PM

There are all sorts of recipes in the south for cornbread. Not all of them have sugar in them. Personally, I love a good honey corn bread. But yes, it's more akin to a cake than typical cornbread.

by Anonymousreply 100January 4, 2021 12:24 AM

Sweet potato pie is where it’s at. Pumpkin pie is disgusting. It’s a white person thing, just like unseasoned food, finger sandwiches, making cookies from melting chocolate over Ritz crackers and green bean casserole.

by Anonymousreply 101January 4, 2021 12:44 AM

White people eat pumpkin pie. Black and southern people eat sweet potato pie

by Anonymousreply 102August 14, 2021 2:07 PM

White gay man, here, from North. Out of necessity and like so many of my white gay men contemporaries, I gentrified a few neighborhoods so I know all the wonders of working class food among the non-whites in North. Sweet Potato Pie was never more than a block away from all my (I say) bohemian (you say) race and class genocidal apartments.

by Anonymousreply 103August 14, 2021 2:26 PM

I'm in the South and I eat pumpkin pie. Tried a sweet potato pie and was just "meh" about the whole thing. Not a huge fan of pumpkin either though. I like classic apple, lemon meringue and key lime pies.

by Anonymousreply 104August 14, 2021 2:44 PM

I’m southern and not only have I never eaten sweet potato pie - I’ve never been offered it or seen it on a menu. I have heard about it though…

Not interested.

by Anonymousreply 105August 14, 2021 3:01 PM

Why is your question for white people only? Everyone knows what SPP is stupid fuck. And it wasn’t a dessert started by white people.

Educate yourself before posting such a stupid fucking question… and for just white people at that!

by Anonymousreply 106August 14, 2021 3:10 PM

OP, are you living in rural Maine or some obscure suburb of Portland? Anyone who has shared a workplace with African-Americans has at least heard of, if not tasted sweet potato pie. It is a delight. If people haven't, they've probably had its first cousin, sweet potato casserole. I'm sure that lots of cooks who wanted to do something besides pumpkin in the fall, have tried to make it at least once. And this white thing misses, that many white southerners often get more misty eyed about chess pie or fudge pies (both delicious) esp. if they have roots in Kentucky or Tennessee, not to mention vinegar pie.

by Anonymousreply 107August 14, 2021 3:18 PM

Unclench R106.

by Anonymousreply 108August 14, 2021 3:20 PM

Sweet Potato casserole is an abomination. Sweet potatoes are delicious just baked or smashed with butter, salt and pepper but adding sugar and marshmallows is disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 109August 14, 2021 3:21 PM

I make sweet potatoes baked in the oven, with some butter in the middle (where I cut a slit), cinnamon, brown sugar and 10 minutes before it’s done I put some marshmallows on top.

by Anonymousreply 110August 14, 2021 3:23 PM

Sounded good until the cinnamon, sugar and marshmallows R110.

by Anonymousreply 111August 14, 2021 3:26 PM

Seems appropriate to add this to the conversation.

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by Anonymousreply 112August 14, 2021 3:38 PM

Seems like it's for The Poors.

by Anonymousreply 113August 14, 2021 6:33 PM

It’s wonderful

by Anonymousreply 114August 15, 2021 1:49 PM

So this is another racist thread?

I grew up with it.

Fuck you, OP.

by Anonymousreply 115August 15, 2021 2:12 PM

White northerners tend not to have palates for sweet or flavorful food. It’s a region where bland food predominates

by Anonymousreply 116August 15, 2021 2:45 PM

R116: You're funny. It's impossible to find any semi-authentic version of spicy food in the South. People think those awful Cantonese buffets are real Chinese. As for not wanting things too sweet, some of us would rather not have something that seems like it would induce a diabetic coma and uses sugar to mask low quality ingredients.

by Anonymousreply 117August 15, 2021 2:52 PM

I was born and raised in the South, and never had sweet cornbread until I visited my northern relatives. The idea that southerners are sweet cornbread fanatics is just false.

Neither SPP nor pumpkin pie will ever be top desserts for me as I’ve generally avoided them since I was a child.

by Anonymousreply 118August 15, 2021 2:55 PM

Pumpkin pie tastes dull. sPP is much more flavorful

by Anonymousreply 119August 15, 2021 3:51 PM

You know you can make pie from any winter squash. Acorn squash pie is stronger tasting than pumpkin.

That being said sweet potato pie is delicious.

by Anonymousreply 120August 15, 2021 4:09 PM

I have to agree with the OP. I love sweet potato pie and think it is (for my taste) superior to pumpkin pie.

by Anonymousreply 121August 15, 2021 4:11 PM

Team Sweet Potato

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by Anonymousreply 122October 12, 2021 2:58 AM

sweet potato biscuits are incredible

by Anonymousreply 123October 12, 2021 3:03 AM

I find sweet potato pie way too sweet. I also don't like it in casseroles with marshmallow (ghastly). I like sweet potatoes as a vegetable, roasted with salt, pepper and butter or olive oil. I make a mildly sweet pumpkin pie with lots of spices.

I cooked my way across the US last summer (virtually) and the amounts of sugar and salt go way up when you hit the Southern recipes. The food was good, but I'll take New Mexico's as far as regional cuisines go and my own state. (With my favorite pies being various berry pies found here and in the PNW.)

by Anonymousreply 124October 12, 2021 4:00 AM

My African American grandmother (from Louisiana) used to make sweet potato pie with toasted pecans on top….so kind of a cross between sweet potato and pecan pie. It was insanely good. My aunt has the recipe, but we had an argument so I may never get it.

by Anonymousreply 125October 12, 2021 4:26 AM

On Thanksgiving, it's always pumpkin pie, and the sweet potatoes go in the candied yams with marshmallows or sweet potato casserole. I'm a northeastener and that's the tradition in my family.

by Anonymousreply 126October 12, 2021 4:31 AM

Just talked to some black friends about this. They said there is nothing so white as preferring pumpkin pie over sweet potato pie. Any black person who prefers pumpkin has his black card instantly revoked

by Anonymousreply 127November 25, 2021 2:54 AM

I have had a sweet potato chiffon pie that was absolutely heavenly - delicate but flavorful. The regular version I find too cloying somehow. I love pumpkin pie.

by Anonymousreply 128November 25, 2021 3:02 AM

Once you have sweet potatoe pie you NEVER GO BACK TO PUMPKIN !!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 129November 25, 2021 3:04 AM

Amen, R129.

I am a sweet potato dessert convert. I prefer sweet potato pie, bread, muffins, etc. over pumpkin

by Anonymousreply 130November 25, 2021 3:10 AM

I detest sweet cornbread and judge others harshly for their preference for sweet cornbread.

just eat cake you infant.

by Anonymousreply 131November 25, 2021 3:21 AM

I live in the North and Sweet Potato Pies are for sale almost everywhere OP, yes we know about them.

I love Pumpkin Pie and didn't have any last year, so I bought a small one from my grocery bake shop. It was not pumpkin pie even though that is what the label said, it was sweet potato pie and not a very good one. Sweet Potato Pies are okay but I much prefer Pumpkin Pie.

by Anonymousreply 132November 25, 2021 3:50 AM

Pumpkin pie is a northern thing. I prefer it--I find sweet potato cloying. Southern desserts, in general, are too sweet for my palate.

by Anonymousreply 133November 25, 2021 6:33 AM

I prefer a good sugar-free pie like a parsnip pie or a celery pie. Delicious. No one could call them cloying!

by Anonymousreply 134November 25, 2021 7:33 AM

We know about it. We just don't like it or Southern White People.

by Anonymousreply 135November 25, 2021 7:50 AM

Once I was a guest at a home where they nonchalantly served a pale green pie for desert. I love pie and lime pie especially. So I dug right in. The taste was just ok, a bit off for lime pie, though. As I'm a picky eater, I mentioned something like how good the pie was and could I know about her recipe. She said it was made from her home-grown avocados. Bleeeeeh!!! I could've just died right then and there! Love sweet potatoes, but not in pie.

by Anonymousreply 136November 25, 2021 8:01 AM

A pie made out of potatoes.

by Anonymousreply 137November 25, 2021 8:04 AM

Northern white people are just sad.

by Anonymousreply 138November 25, 2021 9:19 AM

Northern White people squashed the South, this squash pie

by Anonymousreply 139November 25, 2021 10:59 AM

I do envy American pie culture. Here in Europe it’s difficult to find sweet pies. You have to make them yourself.

by Anonymousreply 140November 25, 2021 11:21 AM

damn r140, what a way to live! sweet potato pies are amazing, traditional southern dessert. Im glad Patti Labelle has now commercialized them so they are conveniently available to purchase for parties, etc. stores are now creating their own versions. Homemade is still best

by Anonymousreply 141November 25, 2021 11:50 AM

New England born and bred, always have pumpkin pie, deeply spiced and molasses-sweetened. But sweet potatoes in any form are delicious to me, and I appreciate the pie. Of course we know about sweet potato pie!

This year SIL is bringing a pumpkin pie and a pecan pie.

by Anonymousreply 142November 25, 2021 12:04 PM

Ingredients for Black folks’ sweet potato pie recipe 1 ½ pound of sweet potatoes, washed and scrubbed (equals about 3 cups when softened and peeled) 12 oz. evaporated milk, 1 can 1 cup of light brown sugar 2 large eggs 5 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted (or vegan butter) 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract 1 teaspoon of ginger, minced 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon of ground cloves ¼ teaspoon of salt

by Anonymousreply 143November 25, 2021 9:58 PM

The sweet potato first found success in Europe and later in America due to the trans-Atlantic slave trade, which forced the migration of countless human-beings and relocated them primarily in the South. The popularity that sweet potatoes ultimately found within the black community was due to convenience. Though it wasn’t the yam that was so popular back home, it was close enough.

“West Africa is a yam based culture,” said Miller. “Even though we call dark-fleshed sweet potatoes yams, they’re not the same thing as the tropical root plant. [P]eople were dissing the sweet potato as the ‘white man’s yam,’ but on this side of the Atlantic, sweet potatoes were embraced because [enslaved people] couldn’t get the true tropical yams.”

But, as anyone who’s ever put a sweet potato in a pastry shell knows, it takes a lot of work to turn this tuber into a pie. Furthermore, West Africa isn’t exactly known for its desserts, so where did African-Americans come up with this now-iconic dessert?

“Before you had sweet potato pie, you had something called sweet potato pound, which is a corruption of the Native American word for a type of baked bread,” said Miller. ”[Enslaved people] asking for dessert were eating roasted sweet potatoes cooked in the embers of a fire or they started eating mashed up sweet potatoes that were spiced. As [they] got access to cooking technology and equipment, like ovens, that’s when they started to add pie shells.”

by Anonymousreply 144November 25, 2021 10:02 PM

You type poor and fat, OP. Do you have the diabeetus?

by Anonymousreply 145November 25, 2021 10:04 PM

It's no good. I'm a native Southerner who grew up mostly in the North, and I never tell anyone about sweet potata pah. Sorry.

by Anonymousreply 146November 25, 2021 10:26 PM

I USED to like chocolate pie.

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by Anonymousreply 147November 25, 2021 10:29 PM

Fact of the day: Pumpkin pie became a popular dish during Civil War-era celebrations of Thanksgiving because pumpkins were grown on small farms, not plantations, making the pie a symbol of abolitionist virtue.

by Anonymousreply 148November 26, 2021 2:32 PM

“And so rather than eat the pumpkin pie loved by abolitionists, white Southerners instead cooked a sweet potato version made according to the preferences of formerly enslaved Africans.”

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by Anonymousreply 149November 26, 2021 2:33 PM

A great example of the wide racial, geographic, and culinary chasm in this nation

by Anonymousreply 150November 26, 2021 9:10 PM

I've said it before, but it needs to be said again: Pumpkin pie is a trash dessert.

You know why pumpkin pie is only popular for a month? Because people eat it out of tradition - not because it's worthy of being a Thanksgiving dessert.

When can we stop pretending it's good?

by Anonymousreply 151November 26, 2021 9:19 PM
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