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.