Spiced Sweet Potato Pie By Natasha Carmon
Oh my goodness it is almost Thanksgiving. I dread the preparations of cooking all that food. I hate the day before Thanksgiving. You have to spend all day preparing stuff so everything will be ready for the holiday. My way to relieve the stress of holiday cooking overload is to start early; like for instance making the pies. I start making the pies for Thanksgiving and freezing them. Then the day of Thanksgiving I put the pies in the oven and bake. If you premade your pies it's less work for you especially if you are the main one cooking which looks like this year I will be the culinary chef. One of my favorite pie recipes is sweet potato pie and closely behind that is pumpkin. Here I am sharing my sweet potato pie recipe.
6 sweet potatoes
1 ½ cups brown sugar
5 tbsp butter
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp vanilla
¼ cup milk
Salt and pepper to taste
1 graham cracker pie crust
Grab about 6 sweet potatoes and rinse them off. Put them in a sauce pan and cover with salted water. Boil the potatoes for about 30 minutes or long enough for the skin to peel off. Remove the skin from the potatoes. The potatoes will be extremely soft and mushy and need very little mashing. Put the potatoes in the bowl. Melt the 5 tbsp of butter in the microwave. Add the milk, butter and brown sugar to the bowl. Mix well. Add the cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg and stir. Add in the vanilla extract. Crack the two eggs into the mixture and stir. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper to your taste. Mix all the ingredients well. Use a premade graham cracker crust. If you are feeling like a baker then make your pie crust from scratch. Using a store-bought crust saves time. Pre heat the oven to the temperature of 350 degrees. Pour the sweet potato mixture into the ready-made pie crust. Bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes. Remove pie from oven and cool. Serve with cool whip. If you want to save yourself from the burden of baking, prepare the pie and cover with the lid and freeze flat in the freezer. Take out of the freezer and into the oven to bake as above. I have made these in advance as early as Halloween.
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