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Sweet Potato Pie

This pie’s gorgeous looks and incredible flavors make it a dessert fit for a queen, so be sure save room, you're going to want a slice of this!

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Ingredients

FOR THE CRUST, PULSE:

FOR THE FILLING, WHISK:

FOR THE MERINGUE, BEAT:

Instructions

For the crust, pulse flour, powdered sugar, and salt in a food processor until combined. Add butter and cream cheese and pulse until dough forms around the blade. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and press into a disk; chill 30 minutes. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface into a 14-inch circle; transfer to a 9-inch pie plate. Trim all but 1 inch of overhang from dough, fold edge under, and crimp.

Preheat oven to 400°. Line pie shell with foil and fill with dried beans or rice. Bake shell until set, about 20 minutes, then carefully lift out foil and beans. Bake crust until light brown, 5–10 minutes.

For the filling, whisk together sweet potato purée, yolks, granulated sugar, brown sugar, evaporated milk, lemon juice, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and zest in a bowl. Spread preserves over bottom of hot crust, then pour in filling and smooth the top; bake 20 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 325° and bake until a knife inserted 1-inch from center comes out clean, 20–30 minutes more. Transfer pie to a rack, leaving oven on.

For the meringue, beat egg whites with a hand mixer in a bowl until soft peaks form. Add marshmallow creme and beat until stiff peaks form, 5–7 minutes. Spread meringue over pie to edges, “spiking” it to make swirls.

Return pie to the oven and bake 15 minutes, rotating pie for even browning. Cool pie to room temperature. To cut, dip a sharp knife in hot water and gently slice through meringue, dipping knife each time. Cover leftover pie with plastic wrap and chill.

Turn trimmed edges under, then crimp by gently forming the dough around the tip of your finger.

Turn trimmed edges under, then crimp by gently forming the dough around the tip of your finger.

For the best filling, whisk all the ingredients to combine, then pour over crust and smooth the top.

For the best filling, whisk all the ingredients to combine, then pour over crust and smooth the top.

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