View Full Version : Sweet Potatoe Crunch Pie!

TJ Michaels
June 26th, 2007, 12:45 PM
I posted this sometime last year on the Dynamic Trio blog and thought I'd share it here, too.

Have you ever had a recipe given to you by someone, say your grandma or your mom, and you look at it and say, ‘Huh?’ Where are all the measurements? Where’s the canned stuff I’m supposed to put in it? Well, this is one of those recipes! But it’s so good you’ll thank me later. Note: All of this, with the exception of the eggs, is based on your preference of how sweet or spicy you want your pie, m’kay?

3 fresh sweet potatoes (yams will do as well)
2 Eggs
Pie crust - fresh or frozen will do
White Sugar
Brown Sugar
Butter - REAL butter, mind you. Not that margarine stuff :D
Dash of Salt
Baking Powder
Crushed Pecans (or nuts of your choice, except peanuts)

Here we go: Wash the sweet potatoes and rub them down with a little bit of vegetable oil. Put them in a baking pan and stick them in the oven on 375. Bake them until they’re done. Well, when is that? When you can stick a fork in ‘em with no problem. Sit the sweet potatoes aside to cool.
Poke some holes in the bottom of your pie crust and stick it in the oven to brown on the bottom. It takes five to ten minutes and keeps the pie from getting mushy on the bottom while the filling is baking in it later.

Peel the potatoes and mash them in a bowl (I cheat and use a food processor). Add the eggs and all the other ingredients, except the flour and baking soda (you’ll add those last, after the filling is as sweet/spicy as you want it). Mix well until smooth.

NOW, add a little bit of flour and about a half-teaspoon of baking soda to give it some texture. Put the whole lot into your pie shell.

Mix the crushed nuts with some butter until it's crumbly and add some brown sugar. Sprinkle it on top of your pie. Bake at 350 until done. It takes about an hour. I bake mine until it’s dark brown on top. Be sure to let it settle a bit before you serve it.

Plop some whipped cream on top if you like, maybe some French Vanilla ice cream, and dig in. This is so good, it's almost better than sex!