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Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

This is a sweet potato pie recipe that will soon become a family favorite. This pie is like a pumpkin pie, but made from sweet potatoes instead.

Ingredients

Crust
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 cup cold shortening, margarine or butter, cut into small pieces
4 to 5 Tablespoons ice water

Filling
2 cups boiled sweet potatoes, mashed
1/3 cup margarine or butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt

Serves 6-8

Directions

Crust

To make the pie crust, combine the flour, salt, and sugar in a large bowl.

Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until its in pea-size pieces.

Drizzle in 4 tablespoons of the ice water and mix just until the dough comes together. Add the last tablespoon of ice water if necessary.

Shape the dough into a flat disk, cover it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

On a well floured surface, roll dough out to fit your pie plate, flute the edges and set aside.

Preheat oven to 425F.

Filling

Prepare the sweet potatoes, by peeling and cutting into cubes.

Place into a sauce pan and just cover with water.

Bring to a boil and cook until soft when poked with a fork .Drain the water, and puree the sweet potatoes with a hand held immersion blender.

Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to cream margarine and sugar. Add eggs; mix well.

Add milk, pureed sweet potatoes, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; mix well.

Pour into prepared pie shell.

Place into the preheated oven and bake for

the first 15 minutes at a 425 degrees.

Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake 35-40 minutes longer or until a sharp paring knife inserted in the center of the pie comes out clean.

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