Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

It is not Thanksgiving without this on the dessert table!
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  • 2 small sweet potatoes
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1+ cup sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Pie shell, half baked
  • Real whipped cream for serving


Peel, cut lengthwise, and boil sweet potatoes until soft.  Put through a rice if you have one - this removes a lot of the stringiness.  If you do not have a ricer, mash them well.  Turn oven to 320 degrees.  I mix the pie filing In a large microwaveable bowl:  add beaten eggs, sugar, milk.  Whisk well.  Put in microwave and cook 3 minutes.  (If the sweet potato mixture has not cooked too much around the edges, return to microwave for one more minute).  Whisk again.  Add butter, allowing it to melt.  Add vanilla.  Pour into half-baked pie shell.  Bake until pie sets - not wiggly in the center.

Recipe from my grandmother Lyda Madden.  This recipe above is exactly how she wrote it down for me.