NYC Dining

The Fluffiest, Best Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet potato bourbon pie with gingered whipped cream and toasted pecans. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Sweet potato bourbon pie with gingered whipped cream and toasted pecans. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Much as I love a classic pumpkin pie, I have to be honest: My heart belongs to sweet potato pie. Both are rich and warmly...

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