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Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

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Ingredients

Filling:
3 medium sweet potatoes
1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
Half of 12 or 16-ounce can evaporated milk
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Topping:
1 stick butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 9-inch pie shell

Instructions

To start: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Start by cooking sweet potatoes in boiling water until soft. Drain, peel and mash potatoes in large bowl. Add butter and sugar while hot. In medium size bowl beat eggs, add in evaporated milk; combine with sweet potatoes. Add cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla; mix thoroughly. Pour into pie shell. For topping: Melt butter; add brown sugar and pecans. Cook 2-3 minutes. Cool. Sprinkle over your pie. Bake in pre-heated oven 40-45 minutes.

Jane Franks, Rock Island



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