Down South Sweet Potato Pie

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 16
YIELD: 2 pies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Beat cream cheese with electric mixer until fluffy.
  • Beat in sugar. Reduce mixer speed & add eggs, one @ a time. Beat in yams, evaporated milk, & pumpkin pie spice.
  • Pour filling into pie shells. Bake 30 to 35 minutes until edges puff, crust browns, & custard is set.
  • Meanwhile, mix the pecans, brown sugar, & butter. Set aside. Remove pies from oven. Sprinkle with pecan mixture & return to oven 7 to 10 minutes longer, until topping is golden brown & crisp.
  • Cool pies on rack completely. Garnish with whipped cream, if desired.
  • NOTE: If mashed yams are unavailable, puree a drained 16-oz. can of whole yams in a food processor until smooth.
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