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Beana--Sweet Potato Pie?

Post by curvyred » Fri Dec 01, 2006 7:33 pm

Beana--are you the person who has a favorite sweet potato pie recipe?

We're going to a Kwanzaa celebration at the adoption agency next week (yes, timing is WAY off, but hey . . .) and we're supposed to bring a side dish. We were given a suggested list of dishes and recipes and sweet potato pie was on the list. (Maybe they were worried we would all bring jello salad or bundt cake something without a suggested recipe list? :giggle I dont' know.)

Anyway--would you share your recipe?

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Post by Beana » Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:54 pm

I guarantee your SPP will be the best dish there!

2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes (most people boil their sweet potatoes, but I roast mine in the oven. It brings out the natural sugars). When you peel the sweet potatoes there will be alot of caramelized sugar around them but don't be alarmed, just dump it all in.

1 cup of sugar

1 tsp lemon extract

1 tbsp Vanilla extract

1 tsp ground nutmeg (DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES ADD CINNAMON NO MATTER HOW TEMPTED YOU ARE)

3 eggs

1 tbsp sweetened condensed milk

1 stick of butter melted (yeah, a whole stick!)

1 tsp All purpose flour

1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell. (I just get the frozen pie crusts from the market. I cannot make crust from scratch.

Mix everything together with an electric mixer, pour into the pie crust and bake at 350 for about an hour or until set.

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Post by curvyred » Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:55 am

Thanks Beana!

That sounds great!

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Post by Sugarful » Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:18 am

Approx. how many sweet potatoes do you roast? My boss was just mentioning how hard it is to find sweet potato pie so this recipe came at a great time.

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Post by Beana » Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:24 am

About 4 big sweet potatoes should do it.

Enjoy!

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Post by Sugarful » Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:28 am

Thanks! Now I'm just hoping that my oven will be nice and bake evenly and at the right temperature.

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Post by Marie » Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:53 am

Three questions:

1. Why no cinnamon? Cinnamon makes everything better...?

2. Is the perfect crust for this thin or thick? My crust is very thin and delicate for pies but I'm wondering if it would stand up for this or just get lost. What about just baking it in a dish without a crust?

3. Care to share your mac and cheese recipe?

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Post by Beana » Sat Dec 02, 2006 12:46 pm

1. - I don't have a good explanation, just that the times I put cinnamon in my SPP, people were like, eh it's okay. I took the cinnamon out and my family begs for it like a crack whore.

2. Um I think a thin crust is fine. I actually tried to bake some leftover pie filling in some muffin tins, and it didn't work out so well...

3. I don't really have a mac & cheese recipe. I just kind of wing it. I don't have exact amounts. Let me see if I can put something together.

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Post by Annie » Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:19 pm

Beana, that note about the cinnamon is really funny. I could totally see myself improvising and being like "ah, some cinnamon would be great!". So unless there was a note in a recipe like that, I would absolutely try it. :lol

This pie sounds yum! I'm going to a party tonight at 6:30, I wonder if I have time to make this?

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Post by Beana » Sat Dec 02, 2006 2:49 pm

:lol That's why I added that note. It's normal to gravitate towards cinnamon when you're doing holiday cooking, but trust me. No cinnamon. Just the nutmeg!

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Post by Beverly » Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:22 am

Oh, that sounds soooooo good! I'm saving this for next time I have some sweet potatoes!

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Post by curvyred » Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:08 pm

Beana--I'm going to make this tonight as a test run.

Do I roast with the skins on and then peel and discard the skins, or does the whole thing go in there? I know you said to toss in all the carmelized sugar from the sweet potato, but what about the skins themselves?

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Post by Beana » Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:28 pm

LOL. Skins out! peel the skins off and toss in the rest.

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Post by curvyred » Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:35 pm

Thanks! :) I think this is the first time I've actually purchased a sweet potato, let alone cooked one.

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Post by Beana » Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:44 pm

LOL

I gave a pie to my assistant and her friends pie-jacked her. They loved it!

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Post by curvyred » Tue Dec 05, 2006 6:37 pm

:lol Pie-jacked? That's priceless. :lol

I'm going to feed this one to my coworker as thanks for him pulling samples for me the other day when I was feeling so crappy. I'll let you know how it goes!

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Post by Marie » Tue Dec 05, 2006 6:48 pm

Beana wrote:pie-jacked her
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Post by curvyred » Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:46 pm

Hmmm . . .well, I made the first one and it turned out . . . ok. I think I put a little too much sweet potato in it because it's a little dry. (And I think I overcooked the sweet potatoes just a little.)

It's good, but it's REALLY sweet! Woo-ee! Bruce ate some and said, "Needs cinnamon." :rofl

I'll improve on the next round! Thanks Beana!

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Post by Beana » Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:56 am

I'm surprised you think it's sweet. I adapted this from a recipee that called for 1/4 cup more of sugar and I cut that out. Interesting...

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Post by curvyred » Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:07 am

Beana--maybe my sweet potatoes were extra sweet? Who knows.

I'll be a little more careful in my measuring next time and see what happens. :)

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