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I have never made a sweet potato pie nor have I eaten one (yuck) but soon I am going to need to bake a few for a church program. Question: after you cook and mash the sweet potatoes, do you pass them through a sieve or not? Seems to me that the mashed sweet potato would not be perfectly smooth and creamy but maybe a bit fibrous. Also, I would not say NO to anybody's good sweet potato pie recipe; thanks in advance.

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  1. I have never sieved the potatoes and have never had issue with textural stuff. Yams are a much bigger problem and would need it but sweets should be fine as long as you mash them well.

    1. No straining.

      Just cook (steam) and then mash.

      1. No, I just stick the cooked and peeled potato in the food processor. I love sweet potato pie.

        1. Yuck? No, no, no. So delicious. Miles ahead of pumpkin pie. Don't have a recipe, though. Just a add beaten egg to the mashed sweet potato with nutmeg and cinnamon and allspice and maybe some brown sugar until it tastes right, like my mama taught me. No need for a sieve: sweet potatoes aren't stringy like yams and squash.

          1. I made this last year and it was wonderful. I think the buttermilk may make it more appealing for you: http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/11/swe...