I was making a sweet potato pie, following this recipe:
If you don’t want to bother with the link, it goes like this: Cube some sweet potatoes and steam them. Mash them, then mix in plain yogurt, brown sugar, spices, and eggs; pour into a pie shell, bake, top with pecans and maple syrup. Sounds easy and good, yes?
I should mention that I’d never really messed with sweet potatoes from scratch before. The SPs I got from my grocery store were, when peeled, not a jolly orange color but had white flesh. After they were cooked, they had gone a faint green-gray hue. “Yuck,” I said, but pressed on with the recipe, adding the yogurt, sugar, and spices. Just before I added the eggs, I tasted the mixture.
Blech! It was not very sweet at all, and it had an unpleasantly mealy texture. No way was I going to serve someone a pie that tasted like that (not to mention the ugly grayish rotten-potato hue). I threw the whole revolting mess away and ran to the store for some canned pumpkin.
What did I do wrong? And does anyone have recipes/tips for good sweet potato pie?