New Orleans Sweet Potato-Raisin Pie with Gingersnap Crust

New Orleans inspired sweet potato pie gets all jazzed up with California raisins and a gingersnap crust.


  • Serving Size: 1/8 pie


    Gingersnap Crust

    • 22 Gingersnaps (1-1/4 cups crumbs)
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 1/3 cup melted butter


    • 1 can (15 ounces) sweet potato purée*
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, softened
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup California raisins


    Gingersnap Crust

    Preheat oven to 350°F. In bowl of food processor with steel blade, process 22 gingersnaps, to make 1-1/4 cups crumbs. Return measured crumbs to processor and thoroughly combine with 1/3 cup sugar and 1/3 cup melted butter. Turn crumb mixture into a 9-inch pie plate and press, firmly and evenly, onto bottom and up sides of pan. Bake at 375°F for 5 minutes, and remove. Reduce
    oven temp to 350°F; set aside.


    To prepare Filling, turn purée into large bowl. Add sugar, eggs, butter, salt, seasonings and vanilla; beat until well mixed. Fold in raisins. Pour mixture into prepared pie shell and bake at 350°F for 45 minutes or until set.

    Serve warm, topped with whipped cream or butter pecan ice cream.

    If canned sweet potato purée is unavailable, drain and purée one 15-ounce can sweet potato chunks in food processor or peel and cut 1 pound sweet potatoes (about 4 medium) into 1-inch cubes. Combine with 4 cups of water in 4-quart saucepan. Cover and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes or until very soft; drain. Turn into blender or food processor and process until smooth. Use about 2 cups for filling.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 560 (34% from fat); Total Fat 21g (sat 12g, mono 7g, poly 1g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 125mg; Protein 4g; Carbohydrate 91g; (Dietary Fiber 2g; Sugars 41g; ); Iron 2mg; Sodium 330mg; Calcium 33mg; Potassium 227mg

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