Sweet Potato Pie
Thursday, September 1, 2005

Okay folks, here's the new sweet potato pie recipe I used yesterday to rave reviews. It's not exactly a scratch recipe, but I’m sure if you wanted to go fresh, you could.

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar *
2 large eggs
1 (15.5 ounce) can mashed yams **
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated skim milk
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice***
2 (9 inch) deep-dish pie shells
2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
4 tablespoons melted butter
Lightly whipped cream (optional)

1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
2. Beat cream cheese with electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in sugar. Reduce mixer speed and add eggs, one at a time. Beat in yams, evaporated milk, and pumpkin pie spice.
3. Pour filling into pie shells. Bake pies 30 to 35 minutes until edges puff, crust browns, and custard is set.
4. Meanwhile, mix the pecans, brown sugar, and butter. Set aside. Remove pies from oven. Sprinkle with pecan mixture and return to oven 7 to 10 minutes longer, until topping is golden brown and crisp. Cool pies on rack completely. Garnish with whipped cream. (Baking times may very. Custards may need additional time to set; I think I went 40-45 minutes)

*I cut a 1/4cup of sugar out when I made this recipe. I figured since the canned sweet potatoes were in syrup, they'd be plenty sweet. We didn't miss that 1/4 cup of sugar at all.

**If you are using fresh sweet potatoes, you will need to cook them. Boil them, skin on, until tender. Rinse with cool water. Peel and mash.

***I can't use pumpkin spice due to an allergy. I used 1/2 tsp of Nutmeg, 1/8 tsp of Ginger, and 1/8 tsp Cinnamon.



Saturday, September 17, 2005 7:29 PM


Yet another reason why you are so damn sexy!

Thursday, September 1, 2005 6:32 PM


two pies

Thursday, September 1, 2005 5:56 PM


I love sweet potato pie. My father made one with sliced apples on top, but then he lost the recipe...grrr.

Thursday, September 1, 2005 4:41 PM


one or two pies?

Thursday, September 1, 2005 12:10 PM


the word yumalicious comes to mind.

Thursday, September 1, 2005 10:12 AM


Thanks TWG. Looks great.

Thursday, September 1, 2005 6:56 AM


It's super easy. I used it because I didn't have the time to sit around and wait for the potatoes to cook.


Thursday, September 1, 2005 6:52 AM


Oh I like sweet potato pie. I'll have to try it!


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