Prep 30 mins
Cook 55 mins
This is my first experience with sweet potato pie. Let me just say...OHHHHH MY! So good, my Father in Law says it's the best he's ever had! This pie has a meringue, but don't let that scare you it is super easy. I made it both ways, with the vanilla and the bourbon both were great! Courtesy of Paula Deen.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Using an electric mixer combine potatoes, 1 cup of sugar, butter, eggs vanilla,salt and spices. Mix thoroughly. Add milk, and continue to mix. Pour into pie crust and bake 35-45 minutes or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Place pie on rack to cool to room temperature before covering with meringue.
- Using an electric mixer beat egg whites until soft peaks form; beat in remaining 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. Continue beating until sugar dissolves and mixture is glossy and stiff, but not dry. With rubber spatula spoon meringue onto cooled pie, forming peaks. Make sure meringue touches crust all around (to avoid weeping). Sprinkle with a pinch of granulated sugar. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until delicately browned.