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There’s something about those recipes that have been passed down from memory and scratches of notebook paper. Recipes that ring with “a pinch of cinnamon” and “add to taste.” Yes, those are the recipes that take us straight back to childhood, sneaking fingers into the batter for a taste of that delicious sweetness.

There’s plenty of those recipes in Dre’s family lineage, but perhaps none is as widespread of a hit as Granddad’s Sweet Potato Pie recipe. If you are a fan of this classic holiday treat looking for a recipe to hit the spot or someone looking for a new family tradition to pass on, look no further!

Grandad’s sweet potato pie, which has been renamed to Uncle Dre’s Sweet Potato Pie in our family, is sure to be a huge hit on the family table. Get ready to pass this down for generations!

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Grandad’s (Or Uncle Dre’s) Sweet Potato Pie

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 30 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 1 hr Servings: 8 Best Season: Fall

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Prepare pie crust according to package or make your own.

  2. Place potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Boil until tender. Drain. Peel while warm.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  4. In a bowl, mix the potatoes until smooth**Add butter, milk, eggs, vanilla, lemon, brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix until smooth.

  5. Pour into prepared pie shell and bake @ 350 degrees for an hour.

  6. Allow to cool completely before cutting.

  7. Serve warmed or cold with whipped cream!

Note

* Frozen pie shells work well also, or you can make your own.

**When mixing, stop a few times to remove “stringy” fibers that will accumulate on the blades.

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