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Sweet Potato Pie, Chiffon or Custard Style
Lakeshore Inn
Rockland, Maine

Serves 6-8.

This sweet potato pie can be prepared chiffon style for a lighter custard, or
traditional style, which has a dense custard.  This recipe makes two pies.

2 medium sweet potatoes (red variety, baked then peeled
2 ½ cups sugar
½ cup butter or margarine, melted and cooled
4 egg yolks, reserve whites *
1 ¼ teaspoons nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 unbaked 9 inch deep dish pie shells

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Mash potatoes and then add sugar, melted butter,
egg yolks, nutmeg and vanilla.  Mix well.

Beat egg whites with electric mixer until stiff, and gently fold into potato mixture
(do not over mix).

Place pie shells on foil-lined baking sheets.  Pour filling into pie shells and bake
for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 300 degrees F. and bake 45 to 50 minutes, or
until knife inserted near center comes out clean and filling is nicely browned.

* For traditional style custard pie, use four whole eggs, slightly beaten – do not separate.
Lakeshire Inn's innkeeper makes sweet potato pies - photo by Marcia Passos Duffy
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