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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sweet Potato Pie

So tonight I was invited to a wonderful Pot Luck Dinner, although there wasn't much dinner type foods. It was more potatoes and desserts. Having never been to one myself, I assumed everyone brings side dishes and main dishes and completely neglects my favorite meal: dessert. So I made something that disguises itself as a side dish AND as a dessert. Sneaky, I am. Turns out everyone had the same idea I did! It's cool. I tried some AWESOME stuff and will try to replicate. Next time, I'm going to make Chicken salad :)

Unfortunately I don't have my camera charger/USB cable, so I didn't take any pictures of the outcome. I used This Recipe

Sweet Potato Pie

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

  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.Uh no. I peeled the sweet potatoes and diced them into about 3 inch circles. This cuts down on cooking time. Also, how impossible must it be to take the skin off something that's that soft?
  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.
  3. 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 souffle, and then will sink down as it cools.

OUTCOME: The pie was very good. I Don't think it was as good as the recipe I normally use, which I can't find at the moment. The pie was creamy, but not as sweet as I am use too (which may be a good thing). Now the kicker for this pie (ESPECIALLY ON THANKSGIVING) Is to add Jumbo marshmallows on top of the pie, let the marshmallows have a nice light brown before taking them out. That's what this pie was missing.

Image used from here

3 comments:

Enghorn said...

Perhaps it's my southern nature and traditionalist stance on Sweet Potatos but I've never been able to do the marshmallow on Sweet Potato Pie thing. Although some whipped cream is certainly delicious....

Alyse said...

I've never tried with whipped topping. Marshmallows on the sweet potato pie is something that I've been doing since I was little. Thanks for commenting!

Stephanie said...

Ymmmmmm, marshmallows on sweet potato pie is perfection. I did it for the first time when I was still living at my dad's house - I made a sweet potato pie to bring to my grandmother's house (sweet potato pie is nana's FAVE) when she was having a party. I left my pie on the counter to cool, and when I went back in the kitchen my dad's cat had his little kitten mouth in the pie - he had eaten a small little hole! Being that it was last minute, and it was going to family anywayyyy, i decided to still bring it!!!!!! I just covered the top with marshmallows... I"M SO BAD!.... nana, i hope you're not reading this... But it showed me the greatness of marshmallows on sweet potato pie :)