- 2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 unbaked 10-inch pastry shell
- Whipped topping (optional)
Combine sweet potatoes, brown sugar, butter, egg yolks, spices, and salt in a large mixing bowl; beat until light and fluffy. Add evaporated milk; mix just until combined.
Beat egg whites until foamy; gradually add sugar, beating until stiff. Fold into potato mixture. Pour filling into pastry shell. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes; reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake an additional 45 to 50 minutes or until set.
Cool. Top with whipped topping if desired.
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Source: Southern Living, January 1979
Submitted By: Teresa Johnson
Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie