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Friday, September 9, 2011

Sweet Potato Pie

Mrs. Herring gave me her recipe for Sweet Potato Pie shortly after Phillip and I married.  It was a favorite of her children, especially Phillip's twin sister, Phyllis.  She also introduced me to baked sweet potatoes.  They are so delicious right out of the oven with lots of butter on a cold evening.  The recipe for Sweet Potato Pie that she gave to me called for 3 large sweet potatoes.  Well, I either use a can of yams or a can of  mashed sweet potatoes when I'm making pies or sweet potato casserole.  You get the same end result but it's a simpler route!  

                                                           Sweet Potato Pie  

1 1/2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes
1/2 stick of butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup of sugar
2 egg yolks
1 cup chopped pecans
1 deep dish pie crust

Combine sweet potatoes, butter, vanilla, sugar, and egg yolks with a mixer.   Add pecans and stir by hand.  Pour into pie crust. 

Bake at 400 degrees for 10 min.   Lower temperature to 300 degrees and bake for 50 to 55 min.

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