I got this recipe from an East Texas community cook book several years ago and it has become a family favorite. The cream cheese adds a wonderful flavor. It's easy, too.
- Run sweet potatoes through a sieve or mash with fork.
- Add all the other ingredients to sweet potatoes and mix with mixer.
- Pour into an unbaked, deep dish pie shell.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until set.
This recipe needed some spices. I made this pie for my family for Thanksgiving. Everyone loved it, however, I can guarantee that would not have been the case had I not added the following: 1 t vanilla extract; 1/2 t ground cinnamon; 1/2 t ground nutmeg; and 1/4 t salt. My family just would not have enjoyed it without the spices. Also, the timing is off...it took at least 45 minutes. I think I'll up the temp a bit next time. It's a good start. Thanks for posting.
Let me tell you that I thought I had really fudged this recipe. In the midst of Christmas baking, babysitting and helping my fourth-grader with her homework, I rushed thru this recipe, only to discover that my pie would not set. I baked it for 60 minutes until it set, and then realized that I must have done something terribly wrong. Well, I did. Instead of two 3 oz. pkgs of cream cheese, I threw in two 8 oz. packages of cream cheese. To be honest, I was sick about it, especially since I had made TWO of these gems and even prepared the crusts from scratch. About 3:00 a.m., hubby truck-driver comes in off the road and is feasting on them. They baked up real thick and perfect - absolutely beautiful - and, although they turned out to taste more like cheesecakes than sweet potato pies, they were absolutley DEEEELICIOUS! Well, there you have it: My Christmas miracle!
I doubled this recipe and used 2 8oz packages of cream cheese (because I could not find 3 oz pkgs.) I added a couple more tablespoons of brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of nutmeg, and a couple dashes of cinnamon, for my taste preferences. The pies came out wonderful and I got a lot of compliments! This will now be the pie I bring to the holidays!!