Sunday, November 30, 2008

And I wonder why I'm gaining weight...

I find myself cooking a lot lately...and not the healthy recipes I was having so much fun whipping up this summer. Nope, lately I'm in the mood for high-calorie, oh-so-delicious, pack-on-the-pounds comfort food. Maybe it's because the holidays just call for rich satisfying foods, or maybe it's because cooking provides a nice outlet from the stresses of doctor school. Whatever the reason, one of my New Year's resolutions will be to revert back to healthier cooking. But I still have one more month to indulge, and I plan on making this holiday classic at least once more.

Sweet Potato Pie

1 large sweet potato or 2-3 small ones (need about 3 cups, mashed)
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons flour
3 eggs, beaten
3 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 small can of evaporated milk
cinnamon to taste

Peel and slice potatoes and boil in water until tender. Drain and mash.

Mix flour with sugar and add to mashed potatoes. Add eggs, melted butter, and evaporated milk. Beat with a mixer for several minutes until mixture is fluffy. Add cinnamon (I like cinnamon so I use between 1/2 to 1 teaspoon). Pour mixture into unbaked pie crust and sprinkle top with cinnamon. Bake at 350 degrees 45-50 minutes.

It's important to check on your pie while it's baking, as baking time may vary. If you notice crust getting too brown, you may need to lower oven temperature and increase baking time. As easy way to tell if it is done is to lightly shake the pie plate...if the middle wiggles, it's not done yet.

2 confessions:

naomi megan. said...

nothing comes better than a sweet potato pie! i made my first last thanksgiving! so good!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

I absolutely understand the desire to make rich, indulgent food! And I, too, have gained the inevitable pounds in return, boo! Cute blog!