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!