Sweet Potato Pie

24 Nov

I have gotten a TON of sweet potatoes from Bountiful Baskets in the last month.  They do have a nice, long shelf life, thankfully, so they haven’t gone bad.  But, for some reason, I struggle with a lot of sweet potatoes.  I like sweet potatoes, it’s just that after sweet potato fries a couple of times, I struggle with what else to make.  I have thought about making a cake with them, but then it takes time to bake them to mash, plus the time to bake the cake.  Well, I have time today, so I’m finally making a Sweet Potato Pie with some of them.  I had never had Sweet Potato Pie until I met my husband 9 years ago.  He had it at one of duty stations, and requested that I make it for the first Thanksgiving we got to spend together.

Sweet Potato Pie

What you need:

1 pound sweet potatoes
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust

How to make it:
Prepare the sweet potatoes 1 of 2 ways:
– Wash sweet potatoes and pat dry.  Boil sweet potatoes, whole, in skin for 40 to 50 minutes, or until soft. Run cold water over the sweet potato, and remove the skin.
– Wash sweet potatoes and pat dry.  Pierce skin with a fork, and bake at 450 F for 40-50 minutes, or until soft.  Cut potatoes in half and scoop out flesh with a spoon.  Discard skins.
Mash the sweet potatoes in a bowl. Add butter, and mix well with a mixer. Stir in sugar, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth. Pour filling into the unbaked pie crust.
Bake at 350 F for 55 to 60 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

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