Spiced Sweet Potato Pie, a Way to De-stress Thanksgiving


Oh my gosh, it’s almost Thanksgiving. You have to spend the whole day preparing things so that everything is ready for the holidays. My way to relieve the stress of holiday cooking overload is to start early; such as making cakes. I start baking Thanksgiving cakes and freezing them. Then on Thanksgiving, I put the tarts in the oven and bake them. If you pre-made your cakes, it’s less work for you, especially if you’re the main cook, which seems like this year I’ll be the culinary chef. One of my favorite pie recipes is sweet potato pie and close by is pumpkin. Here I am sharing my sweet potato pie recipe.


6 sweet potatoes

1 ½ cups brown sugar

5 tablespoons of butter

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon of nutmeg

1 teaspoon ginger

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

¼ cup milk

Salt and pepper to taste

1 graham cracker pie crust

What to do?
Take about 6 sweet potatoes and rinse them. Put them in a saucepan and cover them with salted water. Boil the potatoes for about 30 minutes or long enough for the skin to peel. Remove the skin from the potatoes. The potatoes will be extremely soft and mushy and will need very little mash. Put the potatoes in the bowl. Melt the 5 tablespoons of butter in the microwave. Add the milk, butter, and brown sugar to the bowl. Mix well. Add the cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg and stir. Add the vanilla extract. Break the two eggs into the mixture and stir. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well all the ingredients. Use a pre-made graham cracker crust. If you’re feeling like a baker, make your cake batter from scratch. Using a store bought crust saves time. Preheat the oven to a temperature of 350 degrees. Pour the sweet potato mixture into the prepared pie crust. Bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes. Remove cake from oven and let cool. Serve with a cold shake. If you want to avoid the burden of baking, prepare the cake and cover it with the lid and freeze it in the freezer. Remove from the freezer and place in the oven to bake as indicated above and ENJOY!


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