Sweet Potatoe Pie

The look of this pie screams “Pumpkin”, but it’s a sweet potato pie. It’s a dessert inherited when the yam was studied by  George Washington Carver in the 1900’s. Today it is a common dessert that is baked in African-American homes particularly during the holiday season. Thanksgiving is not complete without Mom’s sweet potato pie.

My mother’s recipe

1 1/2 Cups cooked mashed Yams
1 Tbls. Flour
1 Stick Butter
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Nutmeg
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 Eggs beaten
1/4 Cup Evaporated Milk
9″ Pie Shell

1.Put all the ingredients in a blender, and blend until a thick consistency. Pour mixture into pie shell. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes. When pie is stiff and no longer soupy, it will be done. Let cool and put in the refrigerator. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


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