Old-Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

It’s almost time for those big food-eating holidays again, and if you get roped into a potluck or two, you can impress your friends with this yummy soul food specialty.

Best served hot out of the oven with vanilla ice cream..

Make your own favorite pie crust or get a nice frozen organic one at your local grocery. Making the crust is the hard part – this is easy and takes less than an hour!

Old-Fashioned Style Sweet Potato Pie
(Makes 2 Pies)

1/2 clove nutmeg
1/2 (5 cm) cinnamon stick
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp orange peel

Grind all spices in a mortar-pestle til smooth.

1 1/4 cup mashed unpeeled sweet potato
1 cup maple sugar
1 can evaporated milk
3 tbsp whole wheat flour
1 stick melted butter
1 egg
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp salt
seeds of 1 vanilla bean pod
spices (see above)

Beat/puree all ingredients until smooth in a large bowl.
Pour into 2 prepared 9-inch pie shells.
Bake at 325 for 40-45 mins.

Serve hot!