During the presidential campaign, Obama said that sweet potato pie was his favorite. So, on election night, before any returns came in (we're on the East Coast), we made a sweet potato pie for a good luck dessert. It was DELICIOUS (and the good luck worked!). Here is the recipe we used:
1 pound sweet potatoes
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 9-inch unbaked pie crust
Boil sweet potato whole in skin until soft when poked with fork (40 to 50 minutes for 1 large sweet potato or 20-25 minutes for group of smaller ones). Run cold water over cooked potatoes, remove skin, and place in large mixer bowl.
Preheat oven to 350.
Mash cooked potato and beat with softened butter until combined. Add sugar, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Pour into unbaked pie shell.
Bake in preheated oven for 55 to 60 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Pie will puff up like a soufflé, and then sink down as it cools.
Serve warm or at room temperature with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
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