My Mom's Sweet Potato Pie Recipe



3 cups cooked, mashed sweet potato (you can either bake or boil your potatoes until tender)

Use a potato masher or a fork- not a food processor

2 eggs, beaten

Scant cup of sugar (My mom says a full cup is just too sweet for her.)

1 tsp. vanilla

3/4 of a 12 oz. can of evaporated milk- (about 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons) Save the rest to brush on the crust before baking

2 Tablespoons butter, melted

dash of salt



Preheat oven to 350F.

Mix  all ingredients together and pour into two regular (not deep dish) unbaked pie shells.

Sprinkle top with sweetened, flaked coconut if desired. Brush crust with reserved milk.

Bake about an hour, or until filling is puffed and crust is nicely browned. (The amount of moisture in your sweet potatoes will determine the exact time.) If your crust browns too quickly, cover crust with foil. Cool and serve.