Saturday, February 27, 2010

And his name is....

...Shaun Thomas. The middle name is after our beloved father. My sister-in-law and I are going for a visit this afternoon. We are bringing food. Hospital food leaves much to be desired. I am so proud of my brother. He is so stoked and devoted. He is already such an amazing papa. *sigh*
So, here is the recipe for sweet potato pie that I made with the kidlet the other day. I have no idea where the recipe came from. It is scribbled on a scrap piece of paper I found in a recipe book I 'borrowed' from my dad. It is delicious. I don't like a super sweet pie so you may want to increase the amount of sugar.

Sweet Potato Pie

1 c. all purpose flour
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. cold butter
4 Tbsp. (or more) ice water

Mix flours and salt. Rub butter into flour until a coarse meal forms. Stir in water and gently knead until mixture comes together. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for about an hour.

2/3 c. packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1/8 tsp. black pepper
3 eggs, lightly beaten
15 oz. sweet potato puree
1 c. light cream
Mix dry ingredients.

In separate bowl mix wet ingredients then combine with dry mixture. Stir until all the lumps are gone.
Prepare pie shell.

Pour sweet potato filling into unbaked pie shell and bake at 400 F for 45-50 min. The filling should be set but still jiggle in the center.


I hope you are all having a wonderful day! x


  1. that is the cutest baker! Your crust looks really good, and the pie sounds delicious, perhaps I will try your recipe. :)

  2. That looks so yummy. I am going to have to try it out:)

  3. So yummy! I like to eat this for breakfast. Who says pie can't be breakfast food?!