I had you at bacon right? Granted, this pie would probably be tasty without it, but it certainly is delicious as is. I've given sweet potatoes the same flavors as regular twice-baked potatoes, added a buttery pie crust, and a crispy bacon panko topping that I'd eat a bowl of on it's own! 

I made four mini pies that would fit right in on a Thanksgiving table,  as a side dish for any dinner, or a great lunch entree paired with an acidic salad.  

Happy Pi Day! Enjoy!

Step 1: Gather Ingredients

I made 4-mini pies, you could bake one large 9-inch pie

You'll need:

For the pie:
One pie dough for 9-inch pie (You can view my other Instructables for my usual pie dough recipe, but I find Trader Joe's makes a great crust that tastes like butter, not chemicals, use your favorite recipe, or brand, thawed per package instructions.)
2 lbs. sweet potatoes (about 3 medium)
2 eggs, room temperature
1/2 c. buttermilk, room temperature
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 oz. grated Parmesan cheese (about 1/2 c.)
1/2 tsp. salt (I use Kosher)
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

For the topping:
4 slices bacon, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. bacon drippings from cooked bacon
1/2 c. Panko 
1/2 tsp. dried thyme (if you have fresh, use 1 tsp. finely chopped)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Oh wow! Those look fantastic. :D

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