Countdown to Turkey Day!
It’s almost Turkey Day and I am so excited to have created a wonderful Sweet Potato Pie for the occasion!
I also will be featuring some of my foodie friends favorite Turkey Day eats with links to their wonderful recipes below!
I love pie, I love all kinds of pie…apple, peach, pecan…but it’s nothing like a piece of sweet potato pie to ring in the Holidays.
You can use fresh sweet potatoes, prick them with a fork and bake for about 1 hour.
You can also use about 2 cans of drained, sweet potatoes to replace the fresh ones if you prefer.
After I baked the sweet potatoes, I peeled them and blended until creamy, you can also add the potatoes to a mixing bowl and beat for about 5 minutes.
Remove any “strings” that may attach to the mixing attachment prior to adding the remaining ingredients. Add the remaining ingredients and mix for about 3 minutes.
I used frozen unbaked pie shells for my pie. You can make your pie crust from scratch using my pie crust recipe if desired. To be honest, I often like to use store-bought pie crust because I have issues creating pretty edges on my pie crust.
I think I am a little impatient when it comes to crimping the edges on my pie. But I want give up…but for the sake of pictures…store bought it is!
I will request that my mother work with me on creating professional pie edges when she visits.
Pour mixture into pie shells and bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour. Remove from oven and allow pies to cool for about 3-4 hours.
Transfer pies to refrigerator and allow to chill for about 1 hour. Remove from refrigerator prior to serving.
I love to serve my pie with whipped cream, a scoop of vanilla ice cream or both!
It’s time to eat this pie up people…!
Sweet Potato Pie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 2 9inch pies
3 cups sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled, or 2 cans, drained
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup half and half milk
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 stick butter, melted, unsalted
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 9inch unbaked pie shells
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Take sweet potatoes, prick with a fork all over, place on a cookie sheet, bake 1 hour at 350 degrees, remove from oven, cool slightly, remove skin and set aside.
Method number 2, peel fresh sweet potatoes, dice into 2 inch chunks, place in pot, cover with water and boil until potatoes are tender about 20 minutes, drain, set aside.
Take cook sweet potatoes add to a mixer and beat for about 5 minutes, sweet potatoes should be creamy.
Add remaining ingredients and beat for about 3 minutes. Pour mixture into 2 unbaked pie shells and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes up to 1 hour.
Remove pies from oven, allow to cool 3-4 hours then refrigerate for about 1 hour.
Remove from refrigerator prior to serving.
Top with whipped cream.