Paradise Pie

Paradise Pie

Full disclosure, I have never had sweet potato or pumpkin pie. I’ve only recently started to really love pies, and when I was growing up I only wanted to eat chocolate dessert. Even now, there’d have to be very few choices for me to go for either of those pies. But I have always wanted to learn how to bake them and now that I have, I don’t why it took me 26 years to do it!

This pie specifically has two layers: sweet potatoes and cheesecake. Double yum! I got the recipe from a cousin and with the recipe came the name.


Sweet Potato Layer

1 big sweet potato

2 eggs

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 tbsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp ginger

Cheesecake Layer

8 oz cream cheese

1 egg

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla


1 store bought pie crust or homemade pie crust


Bake the sweet potato until soft all the way through (baking reduces the moisture as opposed to boiling). While potatoes are baking, put your pie crust in a 9” pan and rub butter over the crust. Once potato has baked, remove the skin and put sweet potato in bowl of electric mixer. Add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth and completely combined. In a separate bowl, beat cheesecake ingredients until well combined and smooth, careful not to over mix. Add cheesecake filling to your pie shells and then pour sweet potato mixture on top. Bake at 400F for 50 minutes. If the crust gets too brown, cover with foil and continue baking until pie is set.




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