The Very Best Sweet Potato Pie - Dee Dee's

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 2 Ratings
Serves: one 9-inch pie
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Cooking Method: Bake


3 lb yams
1 1/2 c sugar
1 can(s) evaporated milk
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
1 stick butter
dash of cinnamon
1 9-inch pie shell

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Diane Hopson Smith Recipe
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Pine Mountain, GA (pop. 1,304)
Member Since Aug 2011
Diane Hopson's notes for this recipe:
This recipe for sweet potato pie is comfort food at its best.

It has long been a favorite in my house, and everyone who tastes it says it is the best they have ever had."

This is a must have for a holiday meal or any time you want to serve good home cooking!
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Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Boil yams with skin on until a fork or butter knife causes the yams to easily break apart when inserted. Cool yams slightly, then, place in colander and run cold water over them to assist in removing the skins since the yams will be pretty hot.
Beat yams with a mixer on medium, stopping frequently to remove strings from the beaters. Once the strings are removed, add butter and continue to mix.
Add remaining ingredients. You may want to adjust the nutmeg and sugar to your taste. I like my pie sweet with a good amount of nutmeg. Continue mixing the batter until it has a nice smooth consistency. The batter should not be thin or runny and it should not be too thick either. If too thick, add a little more evaporated milk by the tablespoon until batter is smooth.
Pour mixture into pie shell; sprinkle a dash of cinnamon on the top and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour. TIP: Brush the edges of pie shell with ice water to prevent it from burning before the pie is done.
Brown specs on the top of the pie are an indication the pie is done. Insert a knife in the middle of pie and if it comes out clean, pie is done. Let cool for 1 hour before serving.
This pie is delicious when served with French Vanilla ice cream, a dollop of sweetened whipped cream or cold right out of the refrigerator.

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user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Sep 9, 2011
This one sounds good too.'s mine I was telling you about.
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user Toni T Toni6921 - Sep 9, 2011
I love Sweet Potato Pie!! Thanks for sharing.
user Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011 - Sep 9, 2011
Toni, Sweet Potato Pie has been my favorite since I can remember and that been a very long you enjoy!
user Toni T Toni6921 - Sep 9, 2011
Diane, I could eat a whole pie..just picking away at it til it was gone!! Not safe to have one in my house. I have to bake it and take it to another destination.

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