Cooking Sweet Potato Pies with The Thomas’ At Sweet Potato Sensations

The sweet potatoes are sourced from local farmers and peeled while still hot and dipped in cold water keeping a little flavor to the core insides. Then the magic happens, mixing all of the Momma Thomas’s ingredients in one big pie pouring mixing machine because they have big orders to feed.

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Sweet Potato Sensations Sweet Potato Pies, Photo taken by Darralynn Hutson

BLAC got a chance to experience a sweet potato pie from the one and only Cassandra (Momma) Thomas, co-founder and owner of Sweet Potato Sensations in Redford.

During one the the busiest times of the year, Sweet Potato Sensation and the Thomas kin can make over 100+ pies in a day.

The sweet potatoes are sourced from local farmers and peeled while still hot and dipped in cold water keeping a little flavor to the core insides. Then the magic happens, mixing all of the Momma Thomas’s ingredients in one big pie pouring mixing machine because they have big orders to feed.

Every pie is measured to precise dimensions so that every pie comes out just right.

“We started poking holes in the crusts when we realized the stuffing was boiling over; it’s just one secret I can give you,” says Thomas during a busy lunch rush.

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At Sweet Potato Sensations Photo By Darralynn Hutson

After the pie crusts are filled, they go 6 a batch into the ovens for about 30-40 mins until that sweet brownish covers the top.

By our standards, that’s what makes a perfect Sweet Potato Pie Sensations Sweet potato pies so good is the love that comes from the hands of the cooking staff and from the Thomas family as a whole.

With over 25 years in the sweet potato business; the Thomas’ restaurant, Sweet Potato Sensations in Redford started with love and continues to service their customers with love. 

And BLAC loves sweet potato pies. 

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