Sweet potatoes were a staple that many of us grew up with. They were fairly inexpensive and were great baked or made into a Sweet Potato Pie.
Baked potatoes were just eaten with a little butter.
To make a sweet potato pie, you need:
4 large sweet potatoes
2 cups sugar
1 stick butter
1 pinch cinnamon
1 pinch nutmeg
1 store-bought pie crust
1/2 cup milk
Boil the potatoes until tender. When you stick a fork in them it should go in easy but you don’t want them to fall apart. Let the potatoes cool and then peel them. Put the potatoes in a large mixing bowl and mash them thoroughly with a potatoe masher. Melt the butter and pour it and the other ingredients in the bowl of potatoes. Stir until well mixed. Whether you used a ready made pie crust or just cookies, pour the potatoes mixture into the crust. Put into an oven preheated to 375 degrees. Cook for about 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry.
This recipe is not in the Pie Book..however, it is a variation of many sweet potato pie recipes that are available.