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Mock Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Mock Southern Sweet Potato Pie

113 Ratings
113 Ratings
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Makes: 16 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Full of sweet potato flavor, this delicious pie will be a hit at your next holiday meal. 

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1 1/4 cups flour (all purpose)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk, non-fat
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Filling:
  • 1/4 cup sugar (white)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 egg (large, beaten)
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk, non-fat (canned)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sweet potatoes, cooked, skin removed and mashed

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Crust:
1. Combine the flour and sugar in a bowl.

2. Add milk and oil to the flour mixture.

3. Stir with fork until well mixed and then form pastry into a smooth ball with your hands.

4. Roll the ball between two 12 inch squares of waxed paper using short, brisk, strokes until pastry reaches edge of paper.

5. Peel off top paper and invert crust into pie plate.

Filling:
1. Combine sugars, salt, spices and eggs.

2. Add milk and vanilla. Stir.

3. Add sweet potatoes and mix well.

4. Pour mixture into pie shell.

5. Bake for 60 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

6. Cool and cut into 16 slices.

Source:

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style, p.24-25

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 slice, 1/16 of recipe (99g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 139
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium 119 mg
Carbohydrates 25 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 10 g
Added Sugars included 6 g
Protein 3 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 38 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 199 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 139
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 5 mg
Cholesterol 35 mg
Carbohydrates 25 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 10 g
Added Sugars included 6 g
Protein 3 g
Minerals
Calcium 38 mg
Potassium 199 mg
Sodium 119 mg
Copper 91 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 16 mg
Phosphorus 66 mg
Selenium 7 mcg
Zinc 0 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 214 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.1 mg
Vitamin B12 0.1 mcg
Vitamin C 13 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 3 mcg
Folate 42 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.1 mg
Riboflavin 0.1 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 37 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 1/4 cups
Grains 1/2 ounces

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Filling is delicious -- crust is tough as a boot! Use the filling over a ginger snap in cupcake papers for a better result.
12/27/07
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