Sweet Potato Pie

A close cousin of pumpkin pie, this traditional sweet potato pie gets its creaminess from whipped sweet potatoes, evaporated milk, and sweetened condensed milk.  Using refrigerated deep-dish pie crusts keeps it easy.

Yield: Makes 2 (9-inch) pies
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 (12-ounce) package frozen deep-dish piecrusts, thawed
  • Garnishes: whipped cream, grated nutmeg

Preparation

  1. Cook sweet potato in boiling water to cover 30 minutes or until tender; drain.
  2. Beat sweet potato and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs and next 6 ingredients, beating well. Pour mixture evenly into each piecrust.
  3. Bake at 350° on lower oven rack for 45 to 50 minutes or until set. Garnish, if desired.
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