Dial up and sweet potato pie

I love the movie You Got Mail. I love, love it. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, sigh. It’s the cutest and the lines are hilarious. I would own a little bookstore, selling cakes and pies to take home with your books and cloth bags. This is my sweet potato pie, which I would put in a foil tin and sell by the slice/pie. Deep down I am a romantic, a lover of cute movies and short haircuts. Make this pie, smile at strangers, sharpen some pencils and welcome the changing seasons. 

This recipes makes enough filling for two pies, so keep one and share one. 

Sweet potato pie

3 medium sweet potatoes roasted and mashed (bake at 350 for 1.5 hours, peel while warm)

1 stick of unsalted butter at room temp

5 oz can evaporated milk

1 3/4 cup sugar

3 eggs, beaten

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon 

2 unbaked pie shells

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix first four ingredients in a stand mixer or by hand until smooth

Add eggs until mixed, fold in vanilla and cinnamon

Bake pies for about 1 hour, to 1.25 hours or until middle is set

Cool and serve

Top with homemade ice cream or whipped cream

Can freeze filling for up to two months. Bring to room temp and bake

Can freeze baked pies for a month. 




6 thoughts on “Dial up and sweet potato pie”

    1. I always think that sharing a pie with friends, family, neighbors is just a great way to say “hey, i like you and want to bring you some joy” Food is such a connector. Thanks so much!

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