Sweet Potato Pie has to be my all time favorite dessert. I can make it any day of the week and absolutely love it. I like the regular pie crust not the graham cracker crust. Sometimes it’s hard to find a good sweet potato pie.
4 large sweet potatoes or yams (I like yams better)
2 whole eggs
2 egg yolks
1 can of evaporated milk (use less if you what your pie thick)
1 1/2 stick of unsalted butter
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon lemon extract
1 tablespoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cup of white sugar
2 deep dish pie crusts
Preheat oven to 425° F. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and roast (skin on). Bake until soft. Remove from oven. Allow to cool . Remove the skin carefully. Or boil potatoes with skin on in water until fork tender. Place sweet potatoes into large bowl. Sprinkle salt and butter. Mash with a potato masher until smooth. Mix nutmeg and add sugar. Mix well. (you may use a mixer, on low speed this will help make the pie smooth) Add the whole eggs first and mix, now add the egg yolks and mix well. Slowly add evaporated milk, vanilla, lemon extract.Mix until a smooth .cut the oven to 375° F. Place pie shells on a baking sheet. Pour sweet potato mixture into pie shells evenly making some peaks. Bake on center rack for 45 minutes or until peaks are dark brown. Allow to completely cool.