Friday, November 25, 2011

Sweet Potato Pie

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! I was with some of the crazies last night out shopping the midnight deals with my sis-in-law. I hope if you are doing the same you will be safe and able to score some great deals :) For now I will leave you with a family favorite recipe.
In my family, we never make pumpkin pie. We all agree that sweet potato pie is much better and is a must around this time of year. Plus it seems to be a healthier recipe than pumpkin pie although nothing about it tastes "healthy".

2.5 lbs. orange sweet potatoes (about 3)
1 stick butter
3 large eggs
1/2 c. Evaporated milk
1 1/2 c. regular granulated sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 Tbs flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
Peel and cube sweet potatoes. Boil in enough water to cover until soft, about 15 minutes. Use an electric mixer to blend potatoes and the rest of the ingredients.

This will be enough to make two pies. I always use pre-made pie crusts found in the refrigerated dessert isle at the grocery store. Fill pie crusts with the mixture and bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes. The middle of the pie should be cooked thoroughly, but not cracking. Top with cool whip if desired.
When I made these pies for Thanksgiving I totally forgot about them and ended up taking them out 25 minutes late. Luckily, they didn't taste overcooked although they did end up with large cracks throughout. And if you will notice, this pie ended up with two little three year old finger prints... and even through all that it still came out just as yummy as always :)

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