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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ray's Sweet Potato Pie

There will be several postings this weekend, since it is Thanksgiving, and since the first thing I usually make is dessert, this will be the first post !

Ray requested Sweet Potato Pie. I have only made one previously, and my aunt Betty always used to make them, but I didn't know what his memory of the taste was: should it be like pumpkin ? Is it more citrus, more like molasses ? I scoured my cook books, and invented this version. We haven't cut into it yet, but Ray pulled a little taste off the top, and declared it delicious !

Sweet Potato Pie

4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, boiled and mashed
6 tablespoons butter, melted
3 eggs, separated
3/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup milk
Zest of 1 orange
2 teaspoons Grand Marnier
Unbaked 9 inch pie shell

Place sweet potatoes in mixing bowl, add butter, egg yolks, honey, salt, and spices, and mix until smooth and creamy. Stir in milk, orange zest and Grand Marnier. Pour into pie shell (it will be very thick). Bake at 450 for 15 minutes, then lower oven to 300 and bake 50 minutes, or until pie is set. Cool.

The original recipe I patterned this after had a meringue topping, and once you see the way the pie looks, you will understand why. It isn't smooth like a pumpkin pie. But, we like whipped cream better, so we plan to top it with whipped cream, sweetened with vanilla and a little powdered sugar.

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