Wednesday 8 October 2014

Paula Deen's Sweet Potato Pie

2 cups cooked sweet potatoes
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 stick melted butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract or 1 to 2 tbsp bourbon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 cup milk
9 inch unbaked pie crust
3 egg whites

Preheat oven to 350 F.  For the filling, using an electric mixture, combine potatoes, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, salt and spices.  Mix thouroughly.  Add milk and continue to mix.  Pour filling into the pie crust and bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.  Place pie on rack and cool to room temperature before covering with meringue.

For the meringue, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.  Beat in the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar, one tablespoon at a time.  Continue beating until sugar dissolves and mixture is glossy and stiff, not dry.  With a rubber spatula, spoon the meringue onto the pie, forming peaks.  Make sure the meringue touches the crust all around.  Sprinkle with pinch of granulated sugar.  Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until delicately browned.  Cool and serve.

Old-Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie

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