Where to start... I love sweet potatoes. I didn't always like them, but as an adult I love them. I had two in the fridge and was afraid they were going to go bad before I could do something with them, so I cut up and fried one with butter and brown sugar for lunch and decided I wanted to try something new with the other one. Even though I love sweet potatoes I don't really know much about different ways to prepare them so I decided to search for recipes. I came across a recipe for Sweet Potato Pie, which sounded so yummy, so I decided to give it a whirl. Reading through the recipe pages I learned a couple things about Sweet Potatoes that I never knew, one of the BIG things being "Don't refrigerate raw sweet potatoes, or they will develop a hard core and their flavor will deteriorate." GO figure, I never knew this and always put mine in the fridge!
I found this information as well as the recipe on Allrecipes.com
Ok, on to the actual recipe:
- 1 (1 pound) sweet potato
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
- Boil sweet potato whole in skin for 40 to 50 minutes, or until done. Run cold water over the sweet potato, and remove the skin.
- Break apart sweet potato in a bowl. Add butter, and mix well with mixer. Stir in sugar, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth. Pour filling into an unbaked pie crust.
- Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 to 60 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Pie will puff up like a souffle, and then will sink down as it cools.
|My Sweet Potato Pie BEFORE baking|
|Halfway done in the oven and no overflowing.|
|Finished product, SUCCESS!|
Well, I hope you enjoy the recipe and my story! Have a great day dear followers!