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Old April 1, 2012   #14
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My Mother's Sweet Potato Pie

"The New Great American Writers Cookbook", Author: Dean Faulkner Wells

Makes 3 pies

Crust (Bottom only; no top crust):
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 T. butter
1 cup Crisco shortening
1 tsp. salt
6 T. cold water

Cut the flour, butter and shortening together. Add salt. Add water, mixing in 1 tablespoon at a time. Divide the dough into thirds. Roll out each crust, after forming a ball, on wax paper or cutting board.

4 sweet potatoes, average size
3 or 4 eggs
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 T. brown sugar
1 1/2 cups butter (3 sticks)
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/3 cup Carnation milk
2 T. vanilla extract

The eggs and butter should be at room temperature. Boil the sweet potatoes, with the skins on. When soft enough to mash, remove from water and peel. Mash the potatoes, picking out strings if potatoes are stringy. This should yield about 2 1/2 cups. Add the eggs, stirring in 1 at a time, mixing thoroughly. Add the granulated sugar; mix. Add the brown sugar; mix. Stir in the butter. Add the nutmeg, milk and vanilla extract, stirring after each addition. Spoon the mixture into the 3 pie crusts.

Bake at 350 degrees until solid and brown, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Serve hot or cold.

from the Dec. 2003 issue of Today in Mississippi
Mississippi Cooks: Featured Cookbook
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