Sweet Potato Pie
My sister, Sarah Ann, always made the best sweet potato pies, however, I always like my mother’s baked potato best. I still prefer baked potatoes.
Growing up, when school was out, I would dash home and head for the iron wood stove, where mama would have the baked potatoes still warm. I’d peel one, mash it up and fill it with homemade butter. That is still one of my favorite things to do.
I do have Grace Marmon’s Pie for you.
One unbaked pie crust
1 cup of cooked, smashed sweet potatoes
1/2 cup of melted butter
Two beaten eggs
1/2 cup of milk (or half and half)
1/2 tsp. of baking powder
A pinch of salt
1 tsp. of ground nutmeg
1 tsp. of pure vanilla
1 cup of sugar
Combine all of the ingredient, except the pie crust. Blend well. Pour into pie shell. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes. Serve alone or with whipped cream.
This came from the cook book of the First Baptist Church in George West, Texas in 1986.
I am sure you will enjoy it, it sounds Gooder’n Syrup. Von