Ok, so I must give credit where credit is due. Thanks, Aunt Niecy for a fabulous sweet potato pie recipe. The hubby was just saying the other day that he really misses his grandma's sweet potato pie now that she has passed on. So, I was on a mission to find a good recipe that would help to ease the ache a little as well as one that I could pass down to my nieces and nephews and eventually my grandbabies (Lord willing). So here you go, a wonderful pretty darned easy to make sweet potato pie recipe that is fool-proof! Your folks will think that you slaved away in the kitchen all day! LOL!!!
Sweet potatoes (2 medium-sized potatoes per pie)
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 stick butter - melted
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla flavoring
2 large eggs
1/2 cup evaporated milk
*NOTE: ALWAYS taste test your pie filling BEFORE adding the eggs to see if you would like to add more sugar. If you want to make 2 pies, then just double the amounts!
1 store-bought pie crust (normally comes with two per package)
Preheat oven to 375o.
- Bake (or boil) potatoes until tender. [I bake my potatoes at 400o for approximately 1 hour.]
- When done, let the potatoes cool and peel them.
- Place potatoes in a large mixing bowl and roughly mash with a potato masher or fork.
- Melt the butter and pour it and remaining ingredients into bowl of potatoes.
- Mix on low with mixer until well blended and smooth.
- Pour the potato mixture into pie crusts and place into preheated oven.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry.
- (Optional) Sprinkle a couple dashes of paprika for decoration