Monday, January 11, 2010

Sweet potato pie

We have a difference of opinion in our house over just how sweet sweet potato pie should be! I like to serve it for dinner, so I don't think it should be overly sweet. But Mike says that since it uses pumpkin pie spices, it ought to be almost as sweet as that.

I'll leave it up to you!

Unless you use a food processor, sweet potato pie is grainier than pumpkin. I don't bother with that...I just use a fork!

Sweet Potato Pie

Single pie crust for each pie

2 c leftover sweet potato, mashed
12 oz can of evaporated milk
1/4 to 1/2 c sugar
2 T molasses
2 t vanilla extract
1/4 t salt
2 t cinnamon
1 t powdered ginger
1/2 t ground cloves or allspice
1/4 t nutmeg
2 eggs

Mix all the ingredients together. Add eggs last so that you can adjust the flavorings if necessary. More sugar may be needed. Pour into pie shell and bake at 450 for 10 minutes. Turn the oven down to 350 and bake an additional 45 minutes.


Dave Mulder said...

I enjoyed some Sweet Potato Casserole over Thanksgiving and that was one of the best food items I have ever had.

Needless to say, Sweet Potato Pie sounds like a great follow-up :-)

Cyndi L said...

Oh yeah...sweet potato anything! :-)