2 ½-3 medium sized sweet potatoes or about 2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potato
½ stick of butter, melted
3/4 cups white sugar
scant ¼ cup brown sugar, NOT packed
½ cup milk
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
Boil three sweet potatoes whole in skin for 45 to 50 minutes until tender. Allow to cool and remove skin.
Break apart sweet potatoes in a bowl, removing any stubbornly hard chunks that you will sometimes find near the ends. Add butter, milk, eggs, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and vanilla. The spices are flexible, but if you bake a lot, using the individual spices is more cost effective than buying "pumpkin pie spice."
Beat all ingredients on medium speed until mixture is smooth. Pour filling into an unbaked pie crust. I used a whole wheat crust which is more nutritious and has so much flavor but is a little denser than a store bought unbaked crust. Both the crust and the pie are surprisingly quick and easy to make! Remember what Mary Poppins said about pie crust; "..easily made, easily broken?" Well, my whole wheat crust IS easily made but not so easily broken...
Bake pie at 350 for 60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. For best results refrigerate for a few hours before serving. It tastes best cold and slices up very nicely that way. The whole family loved the pie and it didn't last long so I baked another one the very next day!
|sweet potato pie with whole wheat crust|