My name is Summer, I am a 30 something Southern California native, wife and mother of three. I have always loved crafting, cooking, baking and decorating although I found a career in social services. This blog is a way to demonstrate my desire to create and make a comfortable home for my family and myself as well as prepare meals that I love to make, new recipes and even try my hand at gardening. I hope you enjoy seeing my adventures from time to time.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Home Made Sweet Potato Pie
I never learned to make a sweet potato pie, which is really no one's fault but my own. My children love sweet potato pie and they ate them every holiday season until they were sick (literally). My dislike for sweet potatoes kept me out of the kitchen when my Nana would bake them, until now. I was inspired to give the pie a try after reading and seeing Mrs.Delightful's post on her sweet potato pie ~
I also decided since I kinda knew the ingredients my Nana used, I would throw in what I could remember .
I drew from memory her shopping list and decided I would add a little of my own touch to the pie to make new memories for my girls. I am pleased to say, they loved it! No one threw the plate back at me, and I think my Nana would have been proud.
3 lbs fresh Yams (Peeled and cut into thirds)
1 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup Evaporated Milk
1/3 cup Butter (melted or Softened)
Cinnamon and Nutmeg to taste I used a ready made Pillsbury pie crust
Boil your fresh yams and once cooled, mix with hand mixer or stand mixer until a nice thick texture. Add in vanilla, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, evaporated milk. Since the yams are not from a can, allow enough time to beat down the pie filling to a nice smooth texture before adding butter. I am not making super sweet treats around the house so if you feel the sugar content is too low, simply add more. Add in cinnamon and nutmeg to taste.
Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes
I was soo proud of myself
Thank you Mrs. Delightful for inspiring the soul in me to make this pie - I was really worried about how it would taste but I made a second pie and it too happily walked away on plates!