Thursday, February 16, 2012

Orange Sweet Potato Pie

3 small to medium sweet potatoes
3 eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 stick of butter or margarine, softened
1 cup of evaporated milk
1 1/2 tablespoons of cinnamon
1 1/2 tablespoons of nutmeg
2 tablespoons of finely grated orange peel (don't leave out)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon white sugar
2 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Clean and rinse sweet potatoes. Place into deep cooking pot and boil until tender. Drain and remove skin. OR you could bake potatoes in oven until folk tender. Place mashed potatoes in large mixing bowl. Add eggs and butter. Blend for 2 minutes with electric mixer. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, and milk. Continue beating then add cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel, and vanilla. Blend well.

Prick bottom and sides of thawed crust with fork; sprinkle lightly with 1 teaspoon sugar. Place pie crust in over for 5 minutes or until crust rises or is lightly browned, let cool. Pour pie mixture into pie crust and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until done. Cool for 30 minutes, then refrigerate. Yield: 12 to 14 servings for 2 pies.

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