Sweet Potato Pie Recipe (with homemade crust!)

This is, by far, the Champ’s favorite dessert. Proceed to read at your own risk, for I will have to kill you afterwards…

Shopping list:  yams preferred (or sweet potatoes) measured by the pound, butter, eggs, brown sugar, white sugar, evaporated milk (or heavy cream) whole milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, lemon flavor or lemon juice, flour, salt, shortening (Crisco preferred), vinegar

FILLING:
for each pound of potato:Sweet Potato Pie, baby!
1 stick of butter
1 egg
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/8 cup evaporated milk
2/8 whole milk
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla flavor
1/4 teaspoon lemon flavor

Making The Filling
MASH & MIX all of the above

CRUST:
for each pound of potato
2 cups flour
1 teasp. salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1-3/4 cup Crisco
1/2 cup cold water
1 egg
1 tablespoon vinegar
Making the Crust:
Mix the dry ingredients, and kneed in the Crisco…
Mix the wet ingredients, then pour the wet into the dry, mixing with a fork…
Then roll it out (extra flour thrown) for your pie pans…

Putting the Filling & Crust together
Pour the filling into the crust & bake, until … I don’t know. Just don’t burn it. Try 30 minutes to start, but no more than 45. Keep in mind that yams/sweet potatoes taste differently depending on the time of year. You can use that as an excuse if your pie doesn’t come out quite right.  Ha!

[ AND NOW THAT I’VE TOLD YOU… I HAVE TO KILL YOU]

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Posted on January 24, 2012, in Recipes & Other Homemade Stuff. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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