Sweet Potatoe Pie Filling

I am an excellent cook...not so great as a baker. I am attempting Sweet Potato pies again this year. I've been told that sweet potatoes are stringing, and in order to have a good pie you need to get the strings out of you mix. May question is what is the best method for removing string from your sweet potato mix? Thanks


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I usually use a hand-held mixer to remove strings from the sweet potatoes after they are cooked.

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Nov 25, 2015
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Sweet Potatoe - Removing thebStrings
by: Anonymous

Works like a charm...I actually blended it 4 times and rinsed off the beaters....the potatoes were smooth and string free...

Nov 16, 2015
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Sweet Potatoe Pie Filling
by: Chef Cara

After you put in all of your (selected) ingredients, place filling in a blender and blend well for 3 three to 5 five minutes. Pour mixture into pie crust. When you get to the bottom of the blender pitcher, the string will have all be at the bottom. Discard the very bottom parts where the strings will be.

Jul 20, 2015
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No More Stringy Sweet Potatoes
by: Charlotte

After my filling is ready to be a pie, I put everything in a food processor! I process it for a minute or two - no more strings and you have a smooth creamy pie filling!

Nov 08, 2013
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Strings in Sweet Potatoes
by: Kathy

This is the only guaranteed way to not have strings in your sweet potatoes, by rinsing your beaters off at least three times! Been doing this for years.

Jan 01, 2010
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No Strings
by: Anonymous



I boil the potatoes with the skin on. When removing the skin, start at the ends and carefully pull the end away and the strings will come off.

Also, when mixing, rinse the beaters off several times to help remove the strings.

Nov 25, 2009
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STRINGS IN PIE
by: Anonymous

I use a hand mixer. I mix the filling then rinse off my beaters. Repeat this approximately 3 times until no strings are left on the beaters.

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