Holiday pie -- sweet, simple and tasty

December 06, 2005|by ROBERT KELLER

Sweet potatoes are delicious by themselves and in several traditional holiday recipes. One such example is a Sweet Potato Pie.

I found this recipe by going online. I found what seemed to be an easy recipe. It serves eight and is great for a holiday dinner. Most of the things listed are common things we have in our pantry.

We made the recipe the next day. It took about an hour and a half, and it was well worth it.

It is not too hard to make. The hardest part was peeling the sweet potatoes.

If you don't eat sweet potatoes often, try this recipe. I tried it and quickly became addicted to it. It has plenty of sugar and vanilla extract, making it taste better than it sounds.


If you like pies, then you will love this recipe.

Sweet Potato Pie

1 9-inch unbaked fluted pie shell

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

1 stick unsalted butter

1 cup sugar

2 large eggs, beaten

1/4 cup buttermilk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place the potatoes in cold water, bring to a boil and cook until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain, and mash the potatoes while hot with the butter and sugar. Let this mixture cool slightly and stir in the beaten eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Bake 45 minutes to one hour, or until set.

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