Thanksgiving Day Blessings: Sweet Potato Pie

Today I am thankful for Sweet Potato Pie. I went into the history and details of my pie-making (well a little bit anyways) in my Nanny’s Holiday post, but today for your tummy’s enjoyment I am going to share with you my Nanny’s recipes for Sweet Potato Pie and Chess Pie.

 

 

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The recipes don’t look like anything special. They are written on pieces of notebook paper and stained with fallen ingredients and water spots. The ink is faded and the paper is crinkled. But they are the most treasured, special recipes in my life.

Here is Nanny’s recipe for Chess Pie:

Ingredients:

1- 1 lb. box of brown sugar

4 eggs

 1 c. of milk

2 T. of plain (all-purpose) flour

1 t. of vanilla

1/2 stick of butter, melted

1 c. chopped nuts (pecans are preferred)

2 regular frozen pie crusts

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the flour and brown sugar together first. Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix with a hand mixer until blended. Pour half of the mix into one of pie crusts, and the other half into the other pie crust. Bake for about 40-45 minutes. **On the recipe, it originally said to bake for 25-30 minutes. Nanny added the 40-45, so I go with that. The woman knew her pies.** Let the pies cool then slice and serve with whipped cream.

Now for the Sweet Potato Pie and the crown jewel of Thanksgiving.

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Nanny’s Sweet Potato Pie:

Ingredients:

2 c. mashed sweet potatoes (I boil mine fresh, but you can use the canned potatoes too)

2 eggs, beaten

1 1/2 c. sugar

1 stick of butter, melted

1 small can of evaporated milk

1 small package of Instant Vanilla Pudding

1 T. Vanilla

2 regular frozen pie crusts

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all of the ingredients with a hand mixer until blended. Pour the mixture into the pie shells. Bake for about 30-40 minutes. These pies are best if chilled overnight and enjoyed the next day with whipped cream.

Nanny shared her cooking and her recipes with everyone, so I know she would love you to try them and enjoy them. They are the BEST!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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