Some people save this one for Thanksgiving, but I happen to think that a good sweet potato pie is perfect any time. Being married to a Canadian I often get to celebrate two holidays. Canadians have Canada Day in July (similar to our Fourth of July) and they have Canadian Thanksgiving in the beginning of October.
Since Thanksgiving happens to be my second favorite holiday (after Christmas) I kind of struck gold by marrying a man where we can celebrate Thanksgiving twice. The first time we celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving in Canada with his family, I made a sweet potato pie.
They had never heard of it. I’m Southern born and I’ve been having sweet potato pie at Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember. This is one of my favorite recipes that I look forward to enjoy every fall and especially at Thanksgiving. The key is that you have to roast the potatoes. No boiling, no steaming…just roasting. It brings out the flavor and makes for a delicious pie.