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Sweet Potato Pie And My Pie Party!!

When my BFF ( best friends forever, as the kids like to say!) surprised us all with a visit all the way from LA- LA- Land!! I was jumping for joy and planning all kinds of fun and festive things for us to do while she was here! First there was Guys and Dolls show for two nights and a PIE PARTY in her honor….yes, I do not know anyone who loves pie more than my BFF and my son…but sorry buddy, this is a GDO ( girls day out) party. For this party you can bring a pie or bring a bottle of something yummy to share and then bring slices of pie home! I didn’t know what any of my gal pals were bringing, but what I did know was how all of my pals are wonderful bakers, even though they won’t admit it, I was so excited to see what everyone would bring! I made Sweet Potato Pie.  My favorite chef and writer is Ruth Reichl- Chief Editor for Gourmet mag and more. Having read all of her books —thank you BFF for giving them to me! Having read the first book Comfort Me With Apples, I remember she made her ex a Sweet Potato Pie- I have never made one and thought it would be fun and tasty! Well I made two because my son ate 4 pieces and didn’t leave one for hubs—it is my new fave!    
Bake sweet potatoes.
When potatoes have cooled a bit, Remove skins and mash.
Melt butter add sugar.
Add sugar mixture to mashed sweet potatoes.
Add eggs.
Whisk well.
Add milk.
Add vanilla. Look at those gorgeous hands, manicured from LA LA land.
Add cinnamon.
Add  flour. Mix well.
Pour pumpkin mixture into a prepared pie crust.
Smooth batter in baking dish.
Bake pie.
Pies are starting to arrive!!
This has been one of my favorite days this year! I am always so stuffed to enjoy dessert after Thanksgiving and now I can have my pie and eat it too!! Have a pie party, your friends will love it!! Sweet Potato Pie

( Recipe from Comfort Me with Apples ~ Ruth Reichl )

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 1/4 pounds)
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour


Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Prick the sweet potatoes with a fork and roast them on a shallow baking pan in the

middle of the oven until very tender,about 1 1/4 hours. Cool to room temperature.

Raise the oven temperature to 400°F, and place a shallow baking pan on the

bottom rack.

Scoop the flesh from potatoes into a bowl and discard the skins. Mash the sweet

potatoes with a fork until smooth.Melt the butter in a small saucepan and

stir in the sugar.Add the melted butter mixture to the sweet potatoes with

the milk and the eggs and beat with a whisk until smooth.

Whisk in the remaining ingredients (the filling will be quite liquid). Pour the

filling into the pie shell. Carefully transfer the pie to the heated shallow

baking pan on the bottom rack of the oven and bake until the filling is just

set, about 40 minutes. Transfer the pie to a rack to cool.

Easy Pie Crust


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 tablespoons cold water*


COMBINE flour and salt in medium bowl; cut in vegetable shortening with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle with water; blend until mixture holds together.SHAPE dough into ball; place on lightly floured surface. Roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Line pie plate with pastry. Turn edge under; crimp as desired.NOTE: To make two crusts, double all ingredients, follow procedure above, and divide dough in half.

*Add 1 additional tablespoon water as needed.

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Moore or Less Cooking

Thursday 7th of June 2012

Hi Anon,I bake the crust, sorry about the confusion, I will fix that! It is a fabulous pie that I make over and again, my son can eat a whole pie, he loves pie!! Nettie


Wednesday 6th of June 2012

This sounds like a really great idea!!! My girlfriends and I are always looking for something new to do when we get a chance to get together. Just a question though, should I follow the instructions under the pictures or the ones written as they seem to differ? Ex: Pre-cooked pie crust vs. raw pie crust. I also can't wait to try your cranberry nut muffins. Yum!

Moore or Less Cooking

Monday 28th of November 2011

Hi Lisa!Thank you for your sweet comments. I always love seeing you! Your sweet potato pie would be as sweet as you! I will post the chicken pot pie recipe! I am coming over to Mangia Monday today!Nettie

Lisa @ Shine Your Light

Tuesday 22nd of November 2011

Nettie this sounds sooooo delicious! I am a huge sweet potato fan and throw in a pie crust???? Heavenly. I must make this. (I don't think I've ever made sweet potatoes in pie form!)Your pie party sounds like SO much fun - I want a bite of that chicken pot pie badly! (and it's only 9am!)Thanks so much for linking up to Mangia Mondays. Hope you enjoyed your time with your BFF and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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