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Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Linda Johnson

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 C Peeled, cooked sweet potatoes
1 C Sugar - divided
Stick melted butter
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla extract OR 1 -2 T bourbon
tsp Salt
tsp Cinnamon
tsp Ginger
1 C Milk
Pie crust for 1 crust 9 pie (see below)
3 Egg whites

Pie Crust:
2 C Flour
4 T Sugar
tsp Salt
10 T cold butter, cut into cubes
3 4 T cold water
1 egg yolk

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350

For the filling:
In a large bowl, combine potatoes, 1 C sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, salt and spices. Mix thoroughly with a hand mixer. Add the milk and continue to mix until smooth.

Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Place pie on a rack to cool to room temperature before covering with meringue.

For the Meringue:
Using an electric mixer beat the egg whites until soft peaks form; beat in the remaining C sugar, 1 T at a time. Continue beating until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is glossy and stiff, but not dry. With a rubber spatula, spoon the meringue onto the pie, forming peaks. Make sure the meringue touches the crust all around. Sprinkle with a pinch of sugar. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until delicately browned. Cool and serve.

Pie Crust:
Combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Work in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. (Use either a pasty cutter or pulse in a food processor.) Add water and egg yolk and combine just until mixture forms a ball. Wrap in plastic and chill at least one hour. Roll the pastry out to about 15 inches and line a 9 inch pie pan.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Pumpkin pie is a northern invention. In the south, pumpkins are for Halloween and sweet potato pie is a family tradition. Sweet, rich and creamy recipes are handed from generation to generation.

 

 

 

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