What you'll need for Sweet Potato Pie:
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1½ sticks butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoon of flour
  • 2 unbaked 9-inch pie crusts
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
Let's Cook:
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Peel sweet potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Drain the water.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine sweet potatoes and butter.
  • Add sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  • Add vanilla extract.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk and blend into the sweet potato mixture.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of flour to the sweet potato mix after you have added all the spices, sugar, butter and eggs.
  • Flour goes in as the last ingredient. Mix well with a hand mixer and then pour the mix into the pie crust.
  • Pour into pie shells and bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until done.
Here are a few tips from Sophine while you're cooking...
  • To get a crust that's golden brown, lightly brush the bottom and sides of your pie crust with an egg wash.
  • To make an egg wash, lightly beat 1 egg and add 1 tablespoon of cold milk.
  • For a crust that's not soggy at the bottom, partially bake crust before adding the filling.
  • To prevent the sides of your pie crust from burning before your pie is done, cover the edges of the crust with aluminum foil, or cover with a pie crust shield.