Sweet potato pie

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500g sweet potato

125g butter softened

200g caster sugar

125ml milk

2 eggs

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract




1-Boil sweet potato whole in skin for 40 to 50 minutes, or until done. Run cold water over the sweet potato, and remove the skin.

2-Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Roll out pastry and line a 23cm (9 in) pie dish or tart tin.

3-Break apart sweet potato in a bowl. Add butter, and mix well with mixer. Stir in sugar, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth. Pour filling into prepared pastry base.

4-Bake in the preheated oven for 55 to 60 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Pie will puff up like a souffle and then will sink down as it cools.

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