Recipe for Sweet Potato Pie

by Ben Cook

Sweet potato pie is to the Southerner what pumpkin pie is to the Thanksgiving lover. The history of this sweet dessert goes way back to the time of African slaves, early Europeans and the early Southern and New England residents. Sweet Potato Pie is equivalent to Pumpkin Pie except that it is creamier, silkier and tastier. As soon as individuals discovered this to be so, Sweet Potato Pie took on steam, became even more common than pumpkin in the south and has remained a mainstay in the vacation season.

Sweet Potato Pie comes in a lot of variants and the recipe has often been handed down from one generation to another. Normally, the recipes are not even on paper but, rather, in the memories of grandmas, mothers and daughters. Each household has their very own variation and it's a good concept to try several pie recipes as well as tweak a recipe to match it to your personal taste and make it your own. On top of everything, sweet potatoes are also a super food because they are filled with vitamins, fiber and potassium. Sweet Potato Pie is a dessert that's a tradition, delectable and the ultimate in comfort foods at the same time.

Sweet Potato Pie Ingredients

(Feel free to add and subtract to produce the Sweet Potato Pie your very own.)

2 cups of mashed sweet potato (around two sweet potatoes, according to size), three eggs, beaten, 1 cup of evaporated milk, 1-2 teaspoons of cinnamon (two is for the cinnamon-lovers, 1 will also do), teaspoon nutmeg, teaspoon salt, 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, 1 unbaked deep dish pie shell


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Mix everything and pour in to the pie crust.

3. Bake for around 50 minutes (start peeking at it in 40 minutes for the reason that everyone's oven is unique). When an inserted toothpick or knife comes out clean then the pie is done.

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