Mellina's Eggnog Sweet Potato Pie


Mellina Land Recipe

By Mellina Land AndAQT2


Rating:
Serves:
16
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake
Comments:

Eggnog Sweet Potato Pie with a Vanilla Wafer Crust - I came up with this recipe because I love cooking with eggnog and I really like sweet potato pie, but I don't care for pie crust - yuck, yuck, pooey :-D. I usually use a graham cracker crust, but I was also making a cheesecake and only had enough graham crackers for one dessert. But I had a box of vanilla wafers - the result, yummmmm!!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The vanilla wafer crust is unique and a great idea. The eggnog gives it a creamy taste and texture. This will be a hit at your holiday table! To serve easily, consider making this in a springform pan. It will make it easier to cut slices. I can't wait to make this again!

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS FOR CRUST
70
vanilla wafer cookies
2 Tbsp
white sugar
2 Tbsp
dark brown sugar
1/2 c
butter, melted
INGREDIENTS FOR PIE FILLING
3/4 c
white sugar
1/2 c
light brown sugar
1/2 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
3
cooked, mashed sweet potatoes (regular sized, not jumbo)
1/2 c
eggnog
2
eggs, beaten
1/2 c
unsalted butter, softened
1
vanilla bean or 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
coarse kosher salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For crust, mix vanilla wafers and the sugars in a food processor, while drizzling in the butter. Mix until well blended. Press into the sides and bottoms of 2 deep dish 9" pie pans and set aside.
2
In a large bowl, combine sugars and nutmeg. Mix well. Stir in mashed sweet potatoes. Add eggnog, beaten eggs, butter, vanilla and salt. Mix until smooth. (I recommend tasting the filling to make sure it’s sweet enough. Every now and then you’ll get a batch of sweet potatoes that aren’t too sweet and require more sugar).
3
Pour filling mixture into the two cookie crusts and bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes until filling sets.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American


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15 Comments

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Leanne D. kitchenkaterer
Yesterday at 6:01 PM
Wow,that's a different sweet potato pie! I'll have to try that for Thanksgiving,which will be here before you know it! I love that crust idea!
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Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Yesterday at 3:39 PM
I see this makes 2 pies....eat one freeze one.....
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Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Yesterday at 3:35 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon this pie sounds wonderful..will be making soon with the holiday coming up so fat...hugs and a pinch
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Aug 12, 2015 - Melanie B shared this recipe with discussion groups: Eggnog Lovers, Fall cookin and HOLIDAY GOODIES.