Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hot Potato!

I always wanted to try a sweet potato pie, but there are so many recopies to choose from! Unfortunately I do not think I found the perfect one yet! Though it looked pretty the recipe needs some work! (perhaps it is baker error) but the mixer could have been used once again!

I will give this one a few more tries, if anything I am persistent! The bake time was significantly off, the center was super runny right up till the end, and when I was worried of it cooking too much I had to take it out, it set up fine, but resembled more of a gelatin that smooth and creamy! Non the less I will provide you with the recipe and will update you in the future of any changes/successes! Good Luck!

Sweet Potato Glazed Pie

1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons flour
5 oz evaporated milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes (emphasis on the mashed!!!)

1/2 cup sugar
2 1/4 teaspoon flour
2 tablespoons evaporated milk
2 tablespoons melted butter

Pre heat oven to 375
First i boiled the potato to get it nice and soft, i probably could have let it go longer. You want to make sure it will produce a well mashed potato! I used i medium sized potato about a pound.

combine the sugar, flour, milk egg and vanilla... I would recommend using the mixer for this friends! And also make sure to mash the potato before you mix it in with the rest of the ingredients!

Stir in the sweet potato and pour the ingredients into the uncooked pie shell

as for the glaze, combine the sugar, flour, butter and milk
drizzle mix over sweet potato filling.
Bake at 375 for 60 minutes!
test my inserting a knife, if it comes out clean then the pie is ready to be taken out!

I will most definitely be trying this recipe again in the near future I have some good ideas involving brown sugar and a broiler!

Once my friend reports back about how it tasted I will fill you in!
cross your fingers for good news!

Make lemon Pie instead of Lemonade!

Make Lemon Pie!

My husband loves lemon flavored stuff as well as blue berry, once I combined them both into a lemon blueberry cake, it was pretty good, but latter confessed it was a little too rich for him!
So I sought after an alternative, and this is what I found!

The recipe was very good, but as usual I just figured out some thing that I probably should have done! like dare I say use a mixer for the filling! I didnt let the cream cheese soften enough so when I creamed it with the butter and sugar I didn't get the job done! So it was a little lumpy, still tasted good though!

So here is the recipe!

Lemon Cream Pie

you could either use a graham cracker or regular pie crust, I prefer the regular pie crust for winter and graham cracker for summer, not sure why just do.

8 oz cream cheese
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp flour
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup lemon juice

Lemon topping:
1-1/2 tablespoons corn starch
1 cup water
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

line pie pan with pie crust of choice, and set aside.

cream together the cream cheese and butter, make sure it is nice and creamy! It will make the end product so much better! add the sugar and egg yolk, make sure everything is well blended!
next you will add your flour, milk and lemon juice... after a good little mixing pour it into the pie crust and bake for 35 minutes

after removing the pie let it cool off enough to place in the fridge to chill.

for the lemon topping you will be making almost a lemon curd, which is tart and delicious!
in a small bowl you will need to dissolve the corn starch with a 1/3 of a cup of water, just enough to get it all moistened.
bring the rest of the water to boil in a sauce pan. once it has reached boiling add the moistened corn starch and cook until transparent.
once you have gotten to this point add the butter, sugar and lemon juice.
Remove sauce pan from heat and mix it up until everything has fully combined and it has a nice smooth fairly thick texture... on the verge of pudding.

pour the mixture over the baked pie and place back into the refrigerator to cool.
Serve the pie cold! it is best that way, we ate it a little warm and it was not as good.
Serve it with some yummy home made whipped cream and enjoy! a little bit of summer during the winter.

I will be trying the recipe again, but using the mixer and possibly with a graham cracker crust and will repost some better pictures of it.
Meanwhile enjoy trying this recipe out, it is fairly quick and simple and provides a yummy treat especially in the summers!