Sweet Potato Pie

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Sweet Potato Pie is a culinary masterpiece that dances on the palate like a harmonious symphony of flavors. Its heart and soul reside in the humble sweet potato, a root vegetable that transforms into a luscious, amber-hued filling. But what truly sets this pie apart are the nuances of its seasoning; a dash of cardamom lends an exotic whisper, while a hint of toasted coconut adds a tropical flair. Encased in a crust as delicate as a whispered secret, this pie transcends the ordinary. With each velvety bite, one embarks on a sensory journey, a celebration of both earthy comfort and gastronomic adventure. Sweet Potato Pie isn’t just a dessert; it’s a testament to the artistry of flavor, an edible ode to creativity in the kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of cooked and mashed sweet potatoes (approximately 3 sweet potatoes)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1 packet (5 ounces) of divided evaporated milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 uncooked 9-inch pie crust
  • Optional: 1/4 cup of pecan halves

For the Glaze:

  • 1/2 teaspoon of granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of evaporated milk (reserved from the box above)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the pie crust on a baking sheet.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the granulated sugar, flour, divided evaporated milk (set aside 2 tablespoons for the glaze), lightly beaten egg, and pure vanilla extract.
  3. Gently fold in the mashed sweet potatoes until the mixture is well incorporated.
  4. Pour the sweet potato mixture into the uncooked pie crust, spreading it evenly.
  5. To prepare the glaze, whisk together the granulated sugar, flour, melted butter, and the reserved 2 tablespoons of evaporated milk. Drizzle the glaze over the sweet potato mixture, ensuring complete coverage. If desired, you can add pecan halves for garnish.
  6. Bake the pie in the preheated oven for approximately one hour, or until the pie crust turns a beautiful golden color, and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

Tip: If you prefer a less sweet pie, you can omit the glaze, especially if your sweet potatoes are particularly sweet. Enjoy your homemade Sweet Potato Pie!

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