Sunday, March 7, 2010

Op Op Anniversary

I just realized that the Op Op is a year old now!

So, what do you think? Are we having fun yet?

To celebrate, I made us a sweet potato pie. I wish I could give a piece to every one of you. Thank you for reading, commenting, and helping to make this so much fun.

We didn’t have any birthday candles around, so I used a fru-fru mixed-drink umbrella instead. What the heck!

Here’s the recipe, which I acquired many years ago from an old flame, who adored “weird pies.” It might originally have come from a copyrighted source, because I can’t remember where she got it from.

If it is from a cookbook somewhere, then whoever wrote it needs to adjust the cooking time and temperature as I have, so the crust doesn’t turn into mush on the bottom.

Sweet Potato Pie

2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes
3 eggs (well-beaten)
1/2 cup sugar (white)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 stick butter
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 small can evaporated milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mash butter with potato and add sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, milk, and eggs. Fill pastry shell and cook in 400-degree oven for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 and cook for approximately 25 minutes more. Check on it to make sure the crust isn’t getting too brown; cover the crust with foil if necessary. Pie is done when a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

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