Sweet Potato Custard Pie

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Another Down home recipe that is one of my favorites

Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 1 hour

Difficulty:
Serves: 8 - 10

Ingredients

4 eggs
1 can (16 oz.) sweet potatoes, drained & mashed or 1 1/4 c. cooked fresh sweet potatoes, drained
1/2 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. salt
1 can (13 oz.) evaporated milk, heated until very hot
1 (9") pie shell, unbaked
Pecan halves & whipped cream (optional)

Method

In a large mixing bowl, beat together eggs, sweet potatoes, sugar, spices and salt. Gradually stir in milk. Pour into pie shell.

Bake on bottom rack of preheated 400 degree oven until knife inserted near center comes out clean, about 40-50 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack.

Garnish with pecans and/ or whipped cream, if desired.

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