From our home to yours, we wish you all a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving holiday. It is our prayer that everyone will remember how thankful we should be for life and all of those who love and support us. And on this thanksgiving, I am sharing with you a secret family recipe that my beloved grandmother shared with me. She was the BEST chef that I knew, and she baked this wonderful, DELICIOUS sweet potato pie.
What is cool about this recipe, is that it yields 3 pies. What better way to gift them to your family and friends, or take them to work potlucks and family gatherings. Not only is this recipe soo darn good, but you it is so very easy to make. All you have to do is: Mix, pour and bake!!
Do yourself a favor and just make the pies!
Sweet Potato Pie
Cook: 1 hr Yield: 3 pies
- 4 lb Sweet Potatoes
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 3 unbaked pie crusts (ready-made and preferably deep)
- Boil sweet potatoes until tender, timing will depend on the size of the sweet potatoes. They will need to boil until very a fork can easily be inserted into each potato.
- Remove each potato from the water, letting cool about 10 minutes.
- Once the potatoes have cooled, the skin should come off easily. Make sure there is no skin on the potatoes.
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer, combine potatoes and mash them until there are no chunks.
- Add the butter, sugar, salt, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg to the mashed sweet potatoes; beating on low speed until combined.
- Beat in the eggs slowly and one at a time.
- Slowly mix in the milk and vanilla extract until fully combined.
- Carefully spoon sweet potato mixture into unbaked pie shells, the rule of thumb is typically 4 cups per pie shell.
- Bake at 350 F for 1 hour.
- Cool to room temperature before serving.
Pies can be left out for 1-2 days. However, you will want to make sure they are completely cool before wrapping. After ~ 2 days (
your pies will definiltey not last this long) put the pies in the refrigerator, this will stop the pies from developing mold.