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Sweet Potato Pies

Sweet Potato PiesThese delicious sweet potato pies are too good not to make year-round.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 large or 3 medium sweet potatoes
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
2/3 cup (a 5-ounce can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
2 large eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 (9-inch) unbaked pie crusts*

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook sweet potatoes in boiling water for 45 to 50 minutes or until tender. Drain, cool slightly and peel.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  3. Mash warm sweet potatoes and butter in large bowl. Stir in granulated sugar, brown sugar, evaporated milk and eggs. Stir in lemon juice, vanilla extract, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour into prepared shells.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F (175°C); bake for 30 to40 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

Makes 2 (9-inch) pies; 16 servings.

*Use store bought, ready-to-use pie pastry, or your favorite recipe for homemade pie pastry.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.