- 1 How do I know when my sweet potato pie is done?
- 2 What temperature should baked sweet potatoes be?
- 3 Can you overcook sweet potatoes?
- 4 Can sweet potato pie sit out overnight?
- 5 Should I poke holes in sweet potatoes?
- 6 Do sweet potatoes take longer to bake than regular potatoes?
- 7 Is it better to bake or microwave sweet potatoes?
- 8 What is the healthiest way to cook sweet potatoes?
- 9 When should you not eat sweet potatoes?
- 10 Why is my sweet potato still hard?
- 11 How long can sweet potato pie last in the fridge?
- 12 What pies do not need to be refrigerated?
- 13 How long can sweet potato sit out?
How do I know when my sweet potato pie is done?
Follow these tips:
- When done, give the pie a nudge. The center of the pie should have some give; it should jiggle slightly in the center.
- The pie has an internal temperature of 175°F on an instant-read thermometer when done.
What temperature should baked sweet potatoes be?
Technically, you want them to be between 205 to 212 degrees F. in the thickest part of the potato when they’re done. Baked sweet potato microwave version: Although it’s not my favorite way, you can definitely cook a sweet potato in the microwave with decent results!
Can you overcook sweet potatoes?
(Another hot tip if you’re boiling your sweet potatoes: Don’t overcook them! They tend to absorb water, which could make the filling watery.) So say you do have some undercooked bits of sweet potato.
Can sweet potato pie sit out overnight?
Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; cooked sweet potatoes should be discarded if left out for more than 2 hours at room temperature. After baking, pie should be left at room temperature as the cooling process normally takes 2-4 hours.
Should I poke holes in sweet potatoes?
Poking holes in the potato helps steam to escape which will hopefully prevent potatoes being splattered all over your oven. Take the time to poke holes.
Do sweet potatoes take longer to bake than regular potatoes?
Because sweet potatoes are slightly softer than potatoes, they are generally baked at 400 F to allow for cooking throughout, without over-browning or drying out. Cook smaller sweet potatoes for 45 minutes; larger ones require more than 60 minutes to cook.
Is it better to bake or microwave sweet potatoes?
It’s really the best way. Microwaving sweet potatoes cuts down cook time by 45-55 minutes, and helps maintain nutritional value. Baking a sweet potato in the microwave preserves far more nutrients (folate, vitamins A and C) than boiling it, for example.
What is the healthiest way to cook sweet potatoes?
Boiling sweet potatoes retains more beta-carotene and makes the nutrient more absorbable than other cooking methods such as baking or frying. Up to 92% of the nutrient can be retained by limiting the cook time, such as boiling in a pot with a tightly covered lid for 20 minutes.
When should you not eat sweet potatoes?
If the sweet potatoes start turning soft or mushy, they have gone bad. The same thing is true for sweet potatoes that turned a deep shade of brown to black. Check for weird growths through the skin or the presence of mold. If the sweet potatoes have developed an off-odor, toss the tubers in the trash.
Why is my sweet potato still hard?
The main reason sweet potatoes are so hard to cut is because they’re much denser than a regular potato. A sweet potato has smaller molecules, and they are packed much tighter than other vegetables. They resemble carrots and butternut squash in this regard.
How long can sweet potato pie last in the fridge?
The baked and cooled pie will keep for up to 4 days stored in the refrigerator. It will also keep for up to 1 month in the freezer.
What pies do not need to be refrigerated?
Pies made with eggs, cream, sour cream, cream cheese, milk, including evaporated or condensed milk need special care. Pumpkin, cream, chiffon, or custard-based pies should not be out of the refrigerator for more than two hours.
How long can sweet potato sit out?
You should not leave cooked sweet potatoes at room temperature for more than two hours, as this can promote bacteria growth and cause food poisoning.