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Cheesy Sweet Potato Pie

No recipe image available.Cream cheese contributes flavor and a creamier texture to a Southern classic—sweet potato pie.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 large eggs
2 teaspoons ground allspice
3/4 cup butter, melted
2 (3-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
1 1/2 cups mashed sweet potatoes or yams
1 cup chopped nuts
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a bowl mix eggs, allspice, melted butter, softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla.
  2. In another bowl, mix together cornstarch and cold water. Stir cornstarch mixture into the cheese mixture.
  3. To cheese mixture add 1 1/2 cups mashed sweet potatoes and 1 cup chopped nuts; mix well. Pour into unbaked pie shell.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 425°F (220°C) for 10 minutes, reduce the heat to 325°F (160°C), and bake for 35 to 45 minutes longer.

Makes 8 servings.