With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Thanksgiving Wishes & Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallow Meringue

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Wishes & Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallow Meringue

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
Psalm 100:4

Maybe a bit late for today's dessert table but if you still have some sweet potatoes in the pantry, here is a yummy recipe!

-->Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallow Meringue Topping
Graham Cracker Crust:
1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
1/3 cup white sugar
5 tablespoons butter, melted
1/8 teaspoon salt
Sweet Potato Pie Filling:
1 1/2 cups canned sweet potatoes, drained
and mashed
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup whipping cream
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
1/4 teaspoon salt
Meringue Topping:
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 tablespoon milk
2 egg whites
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
2. Mix the graham cracker crumbs together with 1/3 cup white sugar, butter, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a mixing bowl. Spread evenly over the bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie pan. (I used a deep dish pan)
3. Bake the graham cracker crust in preheated oven until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool on a rack.
4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
5. To make the sweet potato filling, place the mashed sweet potatoes in a mixing bowl. Whisk in the brown sugar, whipping cream, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, mace, and salt until smooth and evenly blended. Pour the sweet potato mixture into the baked graham cracker crust.
6. Bake the pie in preheated oven until the center is set, about 45 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a rack.
7. To make the marshmallow meringue, place the marshmallows and milk in a pan; cook over low heat, folding mixture gently until marshmallows are half melted. Remove pan from the heat. Continue folding until marshmallows melt completely, and the mixture becomes smooth and fluffy.
8. Place the egg whites in a separate mixing bowl, and beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1/4 cup white sugar, and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Beat in vanilla and salt. Gently fold the egg whites into the marshmallow mixture, and spread over the top of the pie.

9. Return the pie to the oven and cook until the meringue is toasted, 5 to 10 minutes.
(sorry about the numbering ~ blogger is being obstinate)


Mildred said...

What a pretty pie and the marshmallow meringue topping sounds heavenly. I hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Happy THanksgiving!!! The pie looks delicious!

Linda Stubbs said...

MMMMMmmmmmm, this looks beautiful. Want to try it sometime!

Happy Thanksgiving and it is so nice to meet you. I will be coming to your blog often. Love your hats that you sell in Etsy. I made knitted hats last year for my 3 grand-daughters. It was a pattern with little roses and leaves all around the brim. Cute, cute, yours are adorable also!

Blessings, Linda
Prairie Flower

Janice said...

I've never seen anything like this, looks very delicious.


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