Thanksgiving Fair with Local Flair: Sweet Potato Pie

Thanksgiving can be one of the happiest holidays of the year, but can, at the same time, be one of the most stressful. This is doubly true for those families who are hosting the holiday for the first time. To make your holiday season just a little easier, Jefferson County Post feature writer Elizabeth Lane presents Thanksgiving Fare with Local Flair, a series of local-favorite recipes that will help alleviate that last minute scramble for dishes. For this second entry, we’ll be cooking a delectable sweet potato pie. To finish out your Thanksgiving with this sweet treat, you will need:

2 medium Sweet Potatoes

1 tsp of Nutmeg

1 cup of Sugar

2 whole Eggs

½ stick of Butter

1 tsp of Cinnamon

¾ cup of Milk

1 Pie Shell

Now that you have all the necessary ingredients:

Cook potatoes in jacket until done

Peel and place in mixing bowl

Add Butter, Nutmeg, Cinnamon and Sugar to the mixing bowl

Blend well

Add Milk, Eggs to the mixture and mix well

Pour mixture into pie shell

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes

This recipe is a fresh take on the traditional side dish of sweet potato casserole. Sweet potatoes have been a part of the Thanksgiving tradition from the beginning, and continue to be a favorite today. Credit for this recipe goes to Janice Cagle, who made this dish for her family every Thanksgiving. Janice was a beloved grandmother who wanted to make those around her smile, and she chose the vessel of food to make that happen. Her recipe continues to be a staple in her family now, years after her passing.

Try this to take that traditional dish to the next level. This recipe can be used by both expert and beginning chefs this holiday season, and will be sure to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

Source: Elizabeth Lane, Jefferson County Post Staff Writer

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