Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Rich Sweet Potato Pie

rich sweet potato pie

From Nita S.:

My granny was a wonderful cook and hardly had any recipes written down. They were all in her head. This one was written for me when I was a young wife and had aspirations of following in her footsteps.

Not many people know about sweet potato pie anymore and most when you mention it sort of grimace. But I remember always looking forward to Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners because that’s when THE PIE was on the table.

Granny always let me put the marshmallows on top and back in the oven it would go so they could melt. I had to watch closely and call her right on time or they would burn . I can taste it now and I haven't had one in 40 years.

Granny's Rich Sweet Potato Pie
2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sweet milk
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 eggs
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 ready-to-use pie shell

While potatoes are warm add brown sugar, butter and milk. Add whole eggs and beat thoroughly. Add vanilla, baking powder, spices and chopped nuts and mix well. Pour into pie shell and bake 10 minutes in oven preheated to 425F.

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