Friday, November 11, 2011

Sweet Potato Pie

Melissa Maggs, Thanksgiving 2010
makes 2 pies

 2    frozen pie crusts
1/4  cup butter, melted
 1    cup sugar
1/4  tsp. salt
 3    large eggs
 3    cups lightly packed, cooked, mashed sweet potatoes (bout 2 1/2 lb.)
 1    cup half and half
 3    Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4  tsp. ground nutmeg
Heat oven to 350. Stir together melted butter, 1 cup sugar, and next 2 ingredients in large bowl until mixture is well blended. Add sweet potatoes and next 4 ingredients, stirring well. Pour mixture into crusts. Shield crust edges with foil to prevent burning (can be removed a few min. early for desired browning). Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Transfer pies to wire rack to cool completely (about 1 hour).