Sweet Potato Pie

11 Feb


For my second of three Thanksgiving dinners, I wanted to make a yummy, familiar pie. I had a bunch of sweet potatoes that needed to be used ASAP, so my fate was sealed. I looked at a few recipes and mixed and matched the slight variations of spices. I’ve never made a sweet potato pie and I have to say it was delicious. What made this pie even better, though, was sharing it with my fantastic family. They rock my world and remind me what I’m really thankful for this holiday season.

Sweet Potato Pie
makes 2 pies

Here’s what I used:

  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes (this is about 2.5 potatoes)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 small can evaporated milk (about 5 oz.)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 pie shells, unbaked

Here’s what I did:

  1. Mix butter, potatoes, sugar, and evaporated milk until well blended (you can use a large spatula and mix by hand, but I used Lucy).
  2. Mix in vanilla, beaten eggs, and cinnamon.
  3. Pour into two pie shells.
  4. Bake at 350 for about an hour or until the top of the pies are golden and set.
  5. Top with whipped cream and eat it!

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