Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sweet Potato Pie

Yields 1, 9-inch pie
4 large sweet potatoes, peeled
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup dark sugar
3/4 cup evaporated milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1, 9-inch store-bought crust

Preheat oven to 375ยบ F. At the same time, boil potatoes until fork tender.
Let the potatoes cool, then mash well. (By hand or in food processor.)
In a large bowl or mixer, cream together butter and sugar for 3-5 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
One by one, add eggs, waiting until each is fully incorporated before adding the next. Then add vanilla extract and maple syrup.
Add mashed sweet potatoes, evaporated milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and salt, and stir until everything is combined.
Pour mixture into pie crust and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool. Place in refrigerator to chill.
Serve with whipped cream.

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