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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Oh My- Sweet Potato Pie

   Growing up I despised sweet potatoes.  Yes, I would like a bit of the marshmallow off the top, but that orange glop- well, no thanks.  Then I met my husband and discovered a whole new world!  The sweet potatoes of yesteryear, lacking brown sugar and butter, were just plain- wrong.  
   This recipe, my friends, will be your new favorite.  Yes, indeedy.

Sweet Potato Pie

3 medium sweet potatoes
1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 can evaporated milk
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
9 inch pie shell

1 stick butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped

Easy steps for filling:
1-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2-Cook potatoes until soft.  Drain, peel, mash potatoes.  Add sugar and butter while hot.
3-Slightly beat eggs.  Mix with evaporated milk.  Combine with potatoes, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.  Mix thoroughly.  Pour into pie shell.

Easy steps for topping:
1-Melt butter.  Add brown sugar and pecans.  Cook for 2-3 minutes.  Cool.  Sprinkle over pie.  Bake for 40-45 minutes.

While you are indulging yourself, don't feel too guilty.  Remember that sweet potatoes are "a nutritional bonanza bursting with calcium, potassium and vitamin A."  It says so on the front of the recipe card.  Makes me feel better...:)


Tristan said...

mmmmmm...sounds good! I make a buttermilk sweet potato pie, it's yum-o

Darlene said...

That looks so YUMMY....love sweet potato pie!

Rhonda said...

Okay, you've convinced me to try this recipe for Christmas. It sounds wonderful! Take care.

Samantha said...

Sweet potatoes ARE good for you! And so are pumpkins- so bring on the pie!!!

Tina Puntigam said...

I think sweet potatoes are wonderful. Alton Brown has a really great sweet potato pie recipe that I will just eat all by myself :)

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

I love sweet potatoes! I like to mash them with lots of butter. I've been wanting to try sweet potatoe pie--I don't think I've ever had it!

www.AForestFrolic.typepad.com said...

yum! We had a sweet potato dish that was to die for for Thanksgiving! Looks de-lish!

Robin Beck said...

I don't like sweet potatoes BUT this REALLY looks great!

mel said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Do you know I have three sweet potatoes in my pantry right now??? Serendipity.

Elise said...

This sounds similar to the recipe I use. Gotta love a recipe with almost as much sugar as the main ingredient!! Yum...I am making this for Christmas with my mom this Sunday.