Here in the south drought is usually our #1 problem with crops. Here in Mississippi we have not had that problem this year. We have had too much rain. The only crops that affect this house that the rain has affected are watermelon and sweet potatoes. I rather go to a field and dig my own sweet potatoes, but this year the ones we got were all bad. So, I guess I will have to go buy sweet potatoes from the market basket. I sure don't want to buy them from the grocery store because they don't have much taste. This time of year makes me think of turnip greens and sweet potatoes! The greens are plentiful, but the sweet potatoes are a different story. With the Holidays coming I thought I would share my sweet potato pie recipe.
Hope you enjoy!
1 (1 pound) sweet potato
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup milk (sometimes I use 1/2 cup condensed milk)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
Bake sweet potato whole in skin for about a hour, or until done in oven.Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.) Run cold water over the sweet potato, and remove the skin.
Break apart sweet potato in a bowl. Add butter, and mix well with mixer. Stir in sugar, milk, eggs,cinnamon and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth. Pour filling into an unbaked pie crust.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 to 60 minutes