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Old 11-22-2011, 08:05 PM   #1
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Default Does sweet potato pie taste the same as pumpkin pie?

I notice in pictures it looks the same, but I never had sweet potato pie before. Does it taste like pumpkin pie?
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:08 PM   #2
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why would sweet potatoes taste like pumpkin?
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:08 PM   #3
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it is similar, depends on the recipe

and how much cool whip you pile on it
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:09 PM   #4
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Nowhere near the same. One's a gourd, the other a root vegetable. But good sweet potatoes are in a class of good eats all their own.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:10 PM   #5
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:12 PM   #6
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The ones you pick up at the grocery stores around this time of year taste the same to me.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:12 PM   #7
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I notice in pictures it looks the same, but I never had sweet potato pie before. Does it taste like pumpkin pie?
are you brain damaged?

does a sweet potato taste like a pumpkin?

derp derp theyre both orange derp derp

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Old 11-22-2011, 08:49 PM   #8
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:57 PM   #9
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:58 PM   #10
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If the spices are the same, the taste is pretty close. Big difference is texture.
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yes they taste the same assuming you used 1 cup of cinnamon in both.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:01 PM   #12
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If the spices are the same, the taste is pretty close. Big difference is texture.
Meh, to me they are totally different. It's like saying carrot = sweet potato = punkin
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:01 PM   #13
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I was watching good eats and alton brown in his sweet potato pie recipie made it sound like it would taste like pumpkin pie.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:02 PM   #14
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Not sure how they can taste the same.
I wonder if in a blind test (pies) , someone can taste the difference.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:36 PM   #15
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it is similar, depends on the recipe

and how much whipped cream you pile on it
Cool Whip sucks...it's one of the worst things ever invented...

BUT, otherwise, I agree. Sweet potato pie is usually very good. GENERALLY. similar to pumpkin because people often use much the same spices...but even so, it still has a bit different taste...and sometimes, a slightly different texture.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:24 PM   #16
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Too much thinking with this question - just use butternut squash to make your pie and call it a day.
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and how much cool whip you pile on it
You mean cool hwip.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:50 PM   #18
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You mean cool hwip.
Actually it would be Cool WHip. Just an emphasis on the h. Or did Family Guy not teach you anything?
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and how much cool whip you pile on it
it's simply astounding that clever marketing has tricked americans into paying more for hydrogenated oils that approximate whipped cream than the actual whipped cream the product was invented as a substitute for.
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:33 AM   #20
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No, not at all assuming they were made right.
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:07 AM   #21
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it's simply astounding that clever marketing has tricked americans into paying more for hydrogenated oils that approximate whipped cream than the actual whipped cream the product was invented as a substitute for.
I despise Cool Whip. I can't imagine why anyone who has ever had the real thing, would eat the nasty fake stuff.
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I despise Cool Whip. I can't imagine why anyone who has ever had the real thing, would eat the nasty fake stuff.
I agree. I'd RATHER have it made fresh from heavy whipping cream, but the canned stuff is an acceptable substitute. I'll go without rather than eat Cool Whip or any of the "off-brands" of imitation whipped topping.
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Cool Whip sucks...it's one of the worst things ever invented...
Yeah, pretty much this. I remember being a kid and putting cool whip in between two cookies...god
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Similar, not the same.
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Does apple pie taste the same as cherry pie?

lolwut?
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