Sweet Potato Pie

By Irene Hauner



2 cups mashed sweet potatoes

1/4 pound butter, softened

eggs, separated

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 cup evaporated milk

1/4 cup white sugar

1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust



1.     Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

2.     In a mixing bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, butter, egg yolks, brown sugar, salt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and evaporated milk. Mix together well.

3.     Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; add 1/4 cup sugar and fold into sweet potato mixture.

4.     Pour into pie shell and bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 10 minutes. Reduce heat and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes or until firm.