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Pain Patate Recipe (Haitian Sweet Potato Pie)

Learn how to make the BEST rich, spiced, satisfying pain patate (Haitian Sweet Potato Pie) recipe that's baked to perfection in a homemade crust. This recette de pain will keep you coming back for more after each bite! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine Caribbean, Haitian, International
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 713kcal


  • 1 Pie Crust see post, or store bought
  • 3 Large Medium size white sweet potatoes
  • 2 tsp. Fresh Ginger grated is optional
  • 1 Ripe banana
  • 4 tbsp. Butter unsalted
  • ½ cup Carnation Milk or evaporated milk
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 ½ cup Brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. Salt Kosher


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Make pie dough. I highly suggest preparing your pie crust ahead of time. You can find the exact pie crust recipe I used here. After you make the dough, put it back in the refrigerator so it can remain cool until you are ready to use it.
  • Blending the potatoes and ginger: Peel the potatoes and cut into quarters or wedges so that it fits perfectly through the feeding tube. Cut the ginger into small chunks, but no need to peel the skin off. In the food processor, process both the potatoes and ginger together until they appear to be finely chopped.
  • Add the remaining ingredients: Add the banana and butter until it starts to mash. Then add the carnation milk and coconut milk, sugar, and spices. Blend until smooth for about 2-3 minutes. It may appear lumpy - that's okay.
  • Roll out pie dough. Roll out the pie dough then place the dough on top of the pie dish. Carefully insert dough into your pie dish, trim the excess dough, then design the edges as desired. Brush the edges of the crust with egg wash.
  • Pour the filling. Pour the mixture to the dough and bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center on 375%.
  • Let it cool and serve. Let the pie cool for at least one hour before serving. Top with ice cream or homemade whipped cream.


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Pain Patate (Caribbean sweet potato pie) Notes: 

  • Ginger: The ginger will give the filling a warm, full, and well-balanced flavor.
  • Dough: The recipe for the homemade dough works well when making doughs to freeze for later use. You can freeze the dough for up to three months. 
  • Resting: The pie needs to sit for at least 1 hour before cutting and settles well if left overnight. 
  • Reheat: You can reheat the dough in the fridge or in the oven at 275 degrees.
  • Molasses: You can use Molasses in conjunction with the brown sugar, just be mindful it will alter the taste slightly. Using Molasses is completely optional.


Serving: 8Servings | Calories: 713kcal | Carbohydrates: 133g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 2199mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 66g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 115mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 22mg