Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sweet Potato Pie

Best Sweet Potato Pie EVER. Seriously, sooooo good! You will want this on your Thanksgiving table. Don't shy away from the ground coriander... it totally makes the pie. There was enough filling for 1 large pie and 1 mini pie and the large one went to work with Nathan while the mini one stayed here. I wish there was more, but thank goodness next week is Thanksgiving because I will be making it again!


Sweet Potato Pie
Recipe from Joy the Baker

2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 granulated sugar
1 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
2- 5oz cans evaporated milk (1 1/4 cups evaporated milk)
3 large eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla

Boil two medium sweet potatoes in their jackets in a covered pot over moderate flame, until yams are very soft and tender.

Test with a thin sharp knife. If there is any resistence, boil longer. Knife should penetrate the sweet potatoes fast and smoothly. Remove potatoes from the water and allow to cool on a plate or wire rack.

When cool enough to handle, peel potatoes, cut into chunks and place in a large bowl. Mash potatoes thoroughly with a potato masher. There should be NO lumps.

Measure 2 cups and put in a medium sized pot with the packed brown sugar, all of the spices, the 1/2 stick butter, and one 5 oz can of evaporated milk. Cook on low flame for about 5 minutes, whipping with a wire wihisk until butter and brown sugar are melted down and mixture is well blended, smooth and starts to bubble. Remove from fire and let cool in pot.

In a medium sized bowl, beat the three eggs with a fork. Add the second 5oz can of evaporated milk, granulated sugar and vanilla to the eggs and continue beating until creamy. Pour the cooled sweet potato mixture from pot into a large bowl. Stir in the egg mixture.

Heat oven 450 degrees with a cookie sheet inside. After heated. pour filling into the pie shell and put on the HOT cookie sheet. Bake at 450 for ten minutes then turn oven to 325 (300 with the convection fan turned on) and bake for 1 hour more, or until edges and center are raised and puffed and the center only shakes slightly.

Remove from oven. Let cool on a wire rack for 1 hour before serving.


Ingrid_3Bs said...

Oh, ho! Sweet potatoe pie is my favorite Thanksgiving pie. Pumpkin's good but sweet potatoe's better. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow--coriander! I'm sure the results are incredible. I've never had or made sweet potato pie, but after reading your post I can't wait to try it!

teresa said...

mmm, i've always wanted to try a sweet potato pie!

Unknown said...

Looks scrumtious

Eliana said...

It looks perfect Cristine :)

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