This week's Culinary SOS request comes from Ruth L. Brown in Los Angeles:
"A while ago, on a visit to Cleveland, our son took us to eat and drink at the Market Garden Brewery. I believe it is near the interesting Garden Market on the near west side of Cleveland. I ordered the sweet potato pie. It was out of this world! I was glad I had eaten lightly before devouring it."
This is no ordinary sweet potato pie. Creamy mashed sweet potatoes are lightly spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla paste, and sweetened with a touch of honey, sugar and Muscavado brown sugar — a rich, dark, unfiltered brown sugar — for a wonderful medley of flavors. Not too sweet and not overly spiced. In a word: perfect. This is one pie I'll be making again and again.
Thanks, Ruth! You can find the recipe below.
Market Garden Brewery's sweet potato pie
Total time: 2 hours, 20 minutes, plus chilling time for the dough
Note: Adapted from Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland. Muscavado sugar and vanilla paste are available at cooking and baking supply stores, as well as select gourmet and well-stocked markets, and are available online. To roast sweet potatoes, prick unpeeled whole potatoes with a knife and roast at 375 degrees until a knife pierces easily, about 1 hour, depending on the size of the potatoes. Cool before peeling.
1 1/4 cups (5.3 ounces) flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, diced
1/4 cup ice water