When John Aielli says jump, we at KUT say "how high?" So after tasting a homemade sweet potato pie that had been brought in to share with KUT staff – and loving it – he asked for the recipe to share with his listeners.
So here you go Austin: the sweet potato pie made by the late Bettie Winn Reeves Harris of Saint Jo, Texas.
Wrap 3 medium-sized sweet potatoes in aluminum foil and bake at 450 degrees for about 40 minutes (or until soft all the way through). Remove skin and mash potatoes with a fork. Then add:
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cups evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 stick of butter
Mix, pour into pie crusts, and bake at 350 degrees until golden brown (about 40 to 45 minutes). This recipe makes 2 pies.
Enjoy, and a Happy Thanksgiving from KUT News.