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Gran's Old South Sweet Potato Pie

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This is from our Gran who lived her life in Arkansas... Whipping the egg whites gives this pie a very light & airy texture.
Ingredients
  Pureed sweet potato 1 Pound
  Light brown sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), packed
  Eggs 2 , separated
  35% cream 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Melted butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cream of tartar 1 Pinch
  Granulated sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Pie shell 1 (unbaked 9-inch deep dish)
  Chopped pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs), toasted
  Maple syrup 1 Tablespoon (cane or sorghum)
For serving
  Whipped cream fresh 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

MAKING
2. Place a skillet on heat, and toast pecans until fragrant.
3. In a large bowl, combine pureed sweet potato, brown sugar, butter, egg yolk, and cream.
4. Drop vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg in it. Mix well.
5. In a separate bowl, mix egg whites and cream of tartar. Blend until foamy.
6. Drop sugar and blend until stiff peaks form.
7. Transfer egg white mixture into the large bowl. Fold to combine.
8. Into pie shell, transfer the mixture.
9. Sprinkle toasted pecan on top.
10. Drizzle maple syrup, and pop it in the oven. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until set. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely.

SERVING
11. Cut into pieces, and serve pie topped with fresh whipped cream.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Sweet Potato
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
65 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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