I couldn’t help myself – I had to make sweetie pie for Valentine’s Day.
What’s sweetie pie? Since Google revealed no clear answer, I created my own sweetie pie recipe to share with the sweetie pies in my life.
My sweetie pies are hand pies (you have to be able to hold your sweetie) and they are filled with my favorite edible sweetie (sweet potatoes) and lots of love in the form of chocolate! They are essentially hand held chocolate sweet potato pies.
If you adore pumpkin pie and sweet potato pie and haven’t had any since turkey day, now is your chance to enjoy February’s chocolaty version.
- 1/3 cup finely food processed raw peeled sweet potato
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips melted
- 2 9 inch unbaked pie crusts
Preheat oven to 400 F.
In a small mixing bowl, mix food processed sweet potato ribbons with sugar until the sweet potato is completely coated.
Stir in melted butter, nutmeg, vanilla, salt, lemon juice, and egg.
Stir in melted chocolate.
Use a 3 1/2" circle cookie cutter to cut pie crusts into 14 circles.
Use a 1 1/2" heart cookie cutter to cut hearts into the bottom of each circle. The point of the heart should face into the center and the humps of the heart should be close to the edge of the circle, but with enough of a dough border to leave room for crimping (about 1/4").
Spoon about a teaspoon of the sweet potato mixture into the center of the solid half of each dough circle.
Fold the heart side of each dough circle up over the filling and line up the edge with the other side of the circle.
Use the tines of a fork to crimp the pockets closed around their open edges.
Place prepared pies onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat and bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
Enjoy warm or cooled to room temperature.
I originally developed this recipe for Mann’s Culinary Cuts. I have a passion for sweet potatoes, so when they asked for a sweet potato recipe for Valentine’s Day, I was all over that job. Mann’s sells sweet potato ribbons that are fantastic for throwing in a dish and using instead of noodles.
Rather than peeling and cutting a sweet potato to food process for my sweetie pies, I food processed the ribbons. By no means do you need to use the sweet potato ribbons to make this recipe, but it sure made things easy.
Although Mann’s sponsored the recipe development, they are not sponsors of this post.