Saturday, April 5, 2008

Saturday: No Crafts, Pies

I didn't make anything this week, so I was going to post photos of some small doilies and coasters I crocheted a few months ago, but then I found this photo and couldn't stop laughing. So, I decided to share it with you.

First, the intended subject is the two German Sweet Potato Pies I had just baked. They aren't made from sweet potatoes, and the recipe isn't German. They are made from a squash called German Sweet Potatoes. We grew the squash on our balcony from seeds given to us by MSH's grandparents. You cannot buy the squash in any grocery store that we've found in Alabama, Virginia, or Maryland, so you either have to grow them or obtain them from some one else who grows them. Our three plants only produced one squash, so our stock was supplemented by Nannie and Papa and a couple they go to church with. These pies taste like a custard pie with a slight pumpkin or sweet potato flavor and has the consistency of a sweet potato pie. MSH can eat a whole pie and still want more. They're THAT good; they're beyond good; they're SUPERB!

Unfortunately, I hadn't read Pioneer Woman's blog about photography, so I used a flash. I also wasn't paying attention to how I was framing the photo, so you can also see my kitchen sink and some dirty utensils and my laptop and my toes. The counter between our kitchen and living room is quite high, so I'm standing on a stool to get this shot.

Maybe I'm the only one who finds this picture humorous, but now it's up here for all to see. So, if it makes you chuckle, I'm glad I could bring a little smile to your face.

If you want the recipe (You can substitute pumpkin or sweet potatoes, but the flavor won't be quite the same), leave me a comment and I'll send it to you.


Piecake said...

They look yummy. I'ld love the recipe. Thanks!

Me said...

German Sweet Potato Pies:

For 2 large pies, you will need:
2 1/2 cups sweet potatoes, mashed
1 1/2 sticks butter, melted
2 1/2 cups sugar
4 1/2 Tbsp plain flour
3 eggs
1 1/2 6 oz cans PET Evaporated Milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
shredded coconut (optional-MSH doesn't like it with coconut)
2 large unbaked pie shells

For 2 small pies you will need
1 2/3 cups sweet potatoes, mashed
1 stick butter, melted
1 2/3 cups sugar
3 Tbsp plain flour
2 eggs
1 6oz can PET Evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla
shredded coconut (optional-MSH doesn't like it with coconut)
2 small unbaked pie shells

Mix together flour and sugar. Add all other ingredients and mix well. Pour into unbaked pie shells. Bake at 350 degrees F about one hour or until knife inserted in center comes out clean and pie does not jiggle. Cool completely, then chill in refrigerator. Serve with whipped cream. I'm sure that it would be good warm, too, but we always eat it chilled.

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Piecake said...

Thanks for the recipe!