Mellina's Eggnog Sweet Potato Pie

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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

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Mellina Land Recipe
Well Seasoned
Chicago, IL (pop. 2.7M)
Member Since Jul 2012
Mellina's notes for this recipe:
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!!
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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.
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).
Pour filling mixture into the two cookie crusts and bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes until filling sets.

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user Mellina Land AndAQT2 - Oct 12, 2012
I should mention that I buy a couple of cans of canned eggnog during the winter holiday season so that I can make this and my other recipes from my "eggnog collection" anytime of the year. Sometimes you have to ask where it is in the store, but I've found it in the baking aisle near the pie fillings or on display near the refrigerated eggnog.
user Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois - Oct 13, 2012
Hi Mellina,
I like the idea of making a sweet potato pie with egg nog. I never knew you could get egg nog in a can, thanks for adding that bit of info in your comments. I also like the picture of your neopolitan pound cake. Do you have the recipe posted? Your sweet potato pie really does look good.
I will have to try your version real soon. It really does sound good. It appears that we are neighbors some place in this big city of Chicago. Welcome to Just a Pinch and I am sure you will love it here. Thanks again for the recipe.
user 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.
user Mellina Land AndAQT2 - Oct 14, 2012
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