December 14, 2009

Yummy yummy for my tummy:)

Sunday I baked 4 sweet potato pies. I've been trying to perfect the recipe for quite some time. I didn't have trouble with the taste of the pies but it was the texture I couldn't get quite right. I planned to bake one for my brother-in-law Marvin who had a birthday on 12/13. The same day I baked an apple crisp. It was the perfect day for baking since it was very cold and rainy outside and no one wanted to venture out for any reason. The pies came out perfectly and the apple crisp was really good too. Tony ate it on top of his oatmeal as well as ice cream. Now I’m ready for Christmas. Here’s the recipe.

Original Recipe Yield 1 - 9 inch pie

Ingredients

  • 1 (1 pound) sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust

Directions

  1. Boil sweet potato whole in skin for 40 to 50 minutes, or until done. Run cold water over the sweet potato, and remove the skin.
  2. Break apart sweet potato in a bowl. Add butter, and mix well with mixer. Stir in sugar, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth. Pour filling into an unbaked pie crust.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 to 60 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Pie will puff up like a soufflé, and then will sink down as it cools.

Now remember I made 4 pies so you will need to double the wet and dry ingredients. I used 6 medium sized sweet potatoes.


5 comments:

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Stopping by to follow from Mom Bloggers Club!

Happy Holidays!!

MisAdventuresofMomof3 said...

Those look fantastic!!! YUM! And I have some sweet potatoes in the fridge.

new follower from MBC.

Lindsay said...

Those look good! I might just try my hand at this. It would be a first : ) Following from MBC! Cute Blog!

Coupon Clippin' Mommy said...

I'm following from MBC. This recipe looks yummy!

CarolCooks4U said...

Thank you for this- I've always wanted to try sweet potato pie! Following you from MomBlogClub!
Carol @ http://awaiting-babyw.blogspot.com/

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