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
2 eggs

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!

I will be making more of these!


Mrs. Chic said...

Looks so good!! We started making sweet potato pie last year (my husbands favorite)I'm glad you made the pie and enjoyed it!!

I'm so in love with sweet potatoes now :) They are so versatile!

Carli said...

That looks delicious! I didn't get around to making one this year, but I might try your recipe for X-mas. Thanks for sharing!

Our Delightful Home said...

Thank You! Your pie looks delicious.

~Mrs. Delightful

Chandra said...

Wishing I had a piece of this right now! Thanks for sharing the recipe...I've bookmarked it and will be trying soon. New follower to your blog.

Shades of Summer said...

Ladies - Thank you all soo much for the lovely comments about my pie! It was a real boost of confidence for me and I decided I would try it after I saw Mrs Delightful's pie on her blog (which by the way is great if you haven't been over there, you should). I was so proud of myself and I am glad you all thought the same of my first attempt!