Sweet potatoes are one of nature’s candy! But even though they can satisfy your sweet tooth, they shouldn’t be on your list of off-limit foods. For many reasons, sweet potatoes should be part of your regular diet. Here’s why:
- They’re high in vitamin B6 (offers heart-healthy benefits)
- They’re a good source of vitamin C (produces collagen to maintain skin’s elasticity!)
- They’re a good source of vitamin D too (supports bone health and a healthy mood)
- They contain iron (important for a healthy immune system)
- They contain magnesium (offers relaxation and anti-stress relief)
- The naturally occurring sugars don’t make your blood sugar spike
- And so much more!
Give this Sweet Potato Pie recipe a try this Thanksgiving and feel good about what you’re feeding your family! They’ll never know how good it is for them!
2 lbs. sweet potatoes
½ C. butter (use real butter, it makes a huge difference!)
3 large eggs
1 C. sugar
½ C. sweetened condensed milk
½ C. evaporated milk
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tsp. lemon extract
2 pie crusts
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350° F.
Step 2: Peel and slice the sweet potatoes and place them in a large pot. Fill the pot with enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil and cook for around ½ an hour, or until the potatoes are tender. Drain and return to the pan.
Step 3: Add the butter to the sweet potatoes and beat with a hand mixer until blended and smooth. Add the eggs, sugar, both milks, nutmeg, vanilla, and lemon. Mix again until well blended.
Step 4: Press the pie crusts into two separate pie dishes and fill them each with half of the sweet potato mixture
Step 5: Bake the pies for 45-50 min, or until set. Pies are set when you can jiggle them and the center is somewhat firm.
As you can see this recipe is for two pies. Why, you ask? Because you’ll probably want one to keep for yourself! You can pop the extra in the freezer to enjoy at a later time! Just warm it up in the oven when you’re ready for it. Or you can just hoard it for yourself and eat it right out of the pan with a fork. We won’t tell anyone. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!