One of my favorite things I love to eat for the holidays is sweet potato pie. Unfortunately, I couldn’t remember if I ever made one. Kinda sad. I know, but I wanted to “adulthood” this year by bringing a dish to a holiday function. I searched the internet to find a recipe that I thought would be good, and of course, I altered it a little. It said it was for 8 people, but the amount for six people yielded two pies. So, I would say that the recipe is enough for 12 people. I guess it depends on how big you make your slices.
I want to share the recipe I made that will surely make you think your grandma made it! As a word of caution. I am from the south, where when you ask for tea, it guan-ron-teed to have sugar in it, and it’s not uncommon to hear the request for an Arnold Palmer. So, if you don’t like it, southern sweet, then I recommend you cut the sugar in half.
So, the first thing I did was peel the sweet potatoes. Some people recommend to boil the sweet potato with the skin on and then remove the skin during the cooling process. I am not a fan of burning my hands, so I went ahead and peeled the potatoes first before boiling them. You will boil them for about 40 to 50 mins, or until done.
Turn your oven on to 350. Place the sweet potatoes in a bowl, and break them apart. You want to add your butter and mix well. It’s recommended that you combine them in a mixer. However, since the potatoes were still hot, I was able to use a masher, and it did well for me. After you mix well, then stir in your sugar, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. Mix all those ingredients on medium speed until the mixture is smooth. Once again, I used a masher and manually mixed the ingredients. After you have incorporated all the ingredients. Then pour the mixture into the unbaked pie crusts.
Place the pie in the oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 to 60 mins. Since some ovens can vary, the sure way to determine that it’s done is to stick a knife in the center of the pie and ensure it comes out clean.
Let it cool off and enjoy with some French Vanilla Ice Cream. Make sure you let me know how it turned out.