Grannie’s Sweet Potato Pie

This is a very old recipe.  I have never made it with canned sweet potatoes, though I often thought that would certainly be a time saver.  But, I’d suggest making it in the traditional manner.  Grannie is my husband’s grandmother, and Mrs. Marvel’s great grandmother.

Grannie’s Sweet Potato Pie (Grannie Marvel)

1½ cups sweet potatoes, boiled in skins.

Mash while hot.  Put 1 tablespoon

butter in while mashing.

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon nutmeg

½ teaspoon cinnamon

2 whole eggs

1½ cups evaporated milk

Approx. 1 cup sugar (depends on sweetness of potatoes)

3/8 cup brandy or whisky (mandatory!)

Beat all ingredients (except whiskey) together until nice and light.  Stir in whisky.  Pour into unbaked 9″ shell, bake at 425o for 10 minutes, then 375o for about 35 minutes longer.  As soon as firm it is done.

Do not use foil pans ‑ they bend and spill!

One thought on “Grannie’s Sweet Potato Pie

  1. The reason for no foil pans… one year Gramma used them and the dog wore our dessert on her back. Little dog was in heaven but needed a bath!


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