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Sweet Potato Pie

No recipe image available.Serve this Southern holiday favorite with sweetened whipped cream.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust*
1 1/4 pounds sweet potatoes, about 2 cups cooked
2 large eggs
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place unpeeled, whole sweet potatoes in saucepan, cover with water and boil for 40 to 50 minutes or until tender.
  2. Run cold water over the sweet potato, and remove the skin.
  3. Break apart sweet potato in a mixing bowl. Add butter and mix well with an electric mixer. Add sugar, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla, mixing well.
  4. Pour filling into an unbaked pie shell.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 55 to 60 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Pie will puff up like a soufflé, and will sink down some as it cools.

Makes 8 servings.

*Use store bought, ready-to-use pie pastry, or your favorite recipe for homemade pie pastry.