Spicy Sweet Potato Pie
This recipe showcases the sweet potatoes. This superfood is backed with beta-carotene (a precursor to Vitamin A) and has a low glycemic index, meaning they have less of an impact on blood sugar levels when eaten. This pie can be enjoyed for dessert or even brunch and can be a great addition to your holiday menu!
1 ½ cups of mashed sweet potatoes (about 3 yams)
½ tsp. cloves
3 eggs, beaten
¾ cup dark brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. ginger
¼ tsp. nutmeg
¼ tsp. salt
1 ¾ cups undiluted evaporated milk
1 cup flour
¼ lb. of butter
1/3 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1. Prepare pastry by putting flour, salt, and sugar in a bowl.
2. Add butter and chop with two knives until the dough has a coarse texture.
3. Form a ball, and then press into a pie shell. Use a little extra flour on your hands when shaping the pie crust into the pan.
2. Put yam, eggs, milk and seasonings into a blender and whiz until smooth. Pour filling into pie crust and bake on 375° for 55 minutes. Let cool and serve topped with whipped cream.
Recipe from: Anna Thomas’ Vegetarian Epicure I