Papa Charles' Sweet Potato Pie

Recipe by sistabarista1
READY IN: 1hr 35mins
SERVES: 8-12
YIELD: 1-2 pies




  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Peel, pare and then boil potatoes in a covered pot with a dash of salt in the water for about 15 minutes or until soft.
  • Mash and blend with and electric mixer. (Remove "strings" by repeatedly rinsing the blades of your mixer under water until a smooth texture is achieved -- this may take several times).
  • Combine both sugars, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves, and vanilla with sweet potatoes, mix until smooth.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings per your taste.
  • After sweet potatoes have cooled, beat eggs in seperate bowl and add to sweet potato mix.
  • Add evaporated milk.
  • Pour into pie shell. (depending on size of sweet potatoes, you may have enough filling for 2 pies!).
  • Bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 and bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool to room temperature, or chill before serving. Enjoy topped with whipped cream.