Thursday, August 29, 2013

How sweet it is!

Yesterday we worked in our garden, taking out the old dried up plants and putting in some new cool weather plants and seeds for our fall garden.

After planting was finished we dug up a few sweet potatoes. We (especially my husband) have been impatiently awaiting the sweet potato harvest. It isn't quite time to harvest all of them but we did have some vines on the back side of our garden that looked a little dried up.

One reason we went ahead and dug up a few of the tasty root vegetables is to make a sweet potato pie--hopefully like my mother used to make.

Sweet potato pie

4 medium sweet potatoes
2/3 cup sugar
4 tablespoons butter, melted
2 eggs
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 unbaked pie crust

Peel and cut up sweet potatoes in slices, cover in water and bring to boil. Simmer for about 20 minutes until potatoes are soft. (Sweet potatoes could also be baked and the peeling removed.) Drain potatoes and transfer into bowl. Mash potatoes. Add sugar, butter, eggs, heavy cream, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Mix well. Pour into unbaked pie crust. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until potatoes are firm and slightly browned.

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