Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sweet Potato Pie (Sort of)

Sweet Potatoes

As I mentioned yesterday, I have a few out of date recipes to post. This one is from Thanksgiving. Nearly 3 months ago. But let's not look at it that way. Instead, let's consider this an early jump on next year. Nine months early. I found this recipe on The Pioneer Woman's site. I figured that of all people she would know her way around sweet potatoes. Which was important because, while I would make them a standalone food group, my husband is not really a fan.

Makes: 1 pie

4 whole sweet potatoes
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup pecans
1/2 cup flour
6 tsp butter

PREHEAT oven to 375F
WASH and DRY sweet potatoes
BAKE 30-35 minutes, until fork tender

INCREASE oven temp to 400F

SLICE open sweet potatoes
SCRAPE potato flesh into a large bowl
ADD sugar, milk, eggs, vanilla, and salt
MASH with potato masher
SPREAD into a pie plate

CHOP pecans finely
COMBINE brown sugar , pecans, flour, and butter
BLEND with pastry cutter or fork
SPRINKLE sugar mixture over the top of the sweet potatoes

BAKE for 30 minutes


My Thoughts
1. These were dreamy. Sweet and creamy with just a touch of crunch from the nutty, crumby topping. *contented sigh*

2. This dish was so sweet that my husband dubbed it sweet potato pie. It's not. At all. But that's okay because it's that good. You could serve it for dessert.

3. These are excellent as leftovers.

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