Zoë Bakes Deep Dive: Sweet Potato Pie
A Q&A with Rose McGee from the Sweet Potato Pie episode of Zoë Bakes!
The moment I crossed the threshold into Rose’s kitchen I felt like family. I’d never met Rose but had heard of the amazing work she’s been doing in our Minneapolis community and way beyond with her organization, Sweet Potato Comfort Pie. I instantly felt the energy and love, that is clearly the secret ingredient in her delicious pies. We laughed and cried and baked and I was reminded all over again how lucky I am to do this work and get to meet such incredible people. Not only is Rose baking a pie that has such deep roots in her family, but she is sharing those pies with people in desperate need of her love and energy. Rose has made that her mission and uses the power of homemade pie to heal and bring people together. I walked into her kitchen expecting a family recipe and came out with so much more. It is with absolute joy and honor to be able to share her story with you below.
You can support the amazing work Rose is doing by donating to her wonderful organization, Sweet Potato Comfort Pie!
Before we get into the sweet potato pie, I wanted to share some of my other Thanksgiving desserts, including my two guides to pie crust. Hopefully these help you plan for the big day and help you make the best pie you’ve ever had!
Season 2 Episode 6: Sweet Potato Pie
I find inspiration at a farmers’ market, transforming purple sweet potatoes into a vibrant version of the classic pie. I also pick up tips from a local baker, Rose McGee, and will never look at sweet potato pie the same way again. You can find the recipe from the show here: