If you need any last minute dessert idea I dare you to try this. I am sure you probably have most of the ingredients on hand otherwise you can brave the stores so that this delightful sweet can sit at your Thanksgiving table.
Sweet Potato PieINGREDIENTSFilling2 cups of Pureed Sweet Potatoes3/4 cup sugar4 oz milk*4 oz butter, softened*2 eggs*1 tsp vanilla extract1/2 tsp lemon extract (optional)1 tsp cinnamon1 tsp nutmegCrust1 cup flour1/2 tsp salt1/3 cup vegetable shortening*2 tbsp cold waterDIRECTIONSFor the crust: In a medium bowl combine salt and flour. Cut in your shortening with knives or a pastry blender. Do this until your mixture is crumbly. Add water and combine until mixture holds together - be sure to use really cold water.If for some reason your mixture is too dry you may add an additional tablespoon of cold water.Roll dough into a ball and then on a lightly floured surface roll dough out. Ideal pie crust should be rolled about 1/8 of an inch thick, but who is measuring? Pinch and turn edge of pie crust as desired in your favorite pie dish.For the filling: Boil 3-4 medium sized sweet potatoes until soften. Peel back skin and puree flesh with potato masher or paddle in stand mixer.Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.In another bowl combine sugar, eggs*, milk*, and softened butter and mix together until thoroughly combined. Next add in your pureed potato and spices continue mix until texture is creamy and smooth. At the very end mix in your vanilla and lemon extract.Fill your pie crust evenly and bake for 45-60 minutes. Watch your pie carefully when it is golden brown and firm it will be done baking.Enjoy.*All ingredients used in this recipe are vegan. Eggs are made from egg re-placer Butter and shortening is earth balance. Milk is Blue Diamond almond milk. Traditionally this recipe is not vegan feel free to use the same measurements for non vegan ingredients..
As I type this our apartment smells like sweet cinnamony goodness. I am preparing to cook a pot roast for my husbands main course, and I have a large pie cooling on the stove. Besides a time of delicious food I am oh so thankful for a day to be with the man that I love. More than anything I am thankful for a wonderful God who allowed me to be here another year. It's my prayer today that you all to have a fantastic Holiday holding tightly to your faith and the people in your lives. Have a Happy Thanksgiving my friends.
I am not the best pie crust shaper but forget how they looked. These little pies were amazing and a perfect serving for one.
Your Turn: What's your favorite flavor pie tell me below and link me to a recipe if you have one.