All I wanted for Thanksgiving was sweet potato pie. This was my first attempt at making one, so I was a little afraid that I would ruin my own Thanksgiving. My first mistake was trying to peel uncooked sweet potatoes. Don't ask my why I did that. My hands ached for days. I did get them peeled, as I was under a time crunch. I wanted to get the pies cooked before the turkey went in the oven. I didn't want to wait for dessert later. My mom was supervising, but we didn't quite use her recipe since she didn't remember it offhand. She hadn't made sweet potato pie in a few years; I'm not sure why we had not complained. We pretty much made this up as we went along. By the time I added sugar, butter and eggs, it looked like we had soup on our hands. We are strictly vanilla people. Please do not put any nutmeg or cinnamon in a sweet potato pie or I will frown slightly as I continue to eat it. I will say that these pies turned out pretty good. They had more of a custard consistency than I was accustomed to. I don't think my mom used quite the ton of sugar that I used. Let's face it, you can slap Cool Whip on anything and it will be good.
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