Mellina Land Recipe

Mellina's Eggnog Sweet Potato Pie

By Mellina Land AndAQT2


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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!!

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 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.

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7 Comments

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KIKI KIMINO kiki124
Nov 12, 2014
If I don't have fresh nutmeg, how do I make conversion with powdered jar version?
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Mellina Land AndAQT2
Dec 24, 2012
NOTE: 70 vanilla wafers should equal 2 1/2 cups of crumbs, I use Nabisco Nilla Wafers, if you use another brand the cookies are usually smaller, you'll wind up with a greasy crust.
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Victorya Richard Victorya79
Oct 13, 2012
Two of my favorite flavors of the holiday season put together! Will definitely try this! Thank you for sharing.