SWEET POTATO PIE
350o 35-45 minutes
1 prepared pie crust (see Shaker Pie Crust recipe)
2 cups peeled, cooked sweet potatoes
1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
½ stick melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground ginger
1 cup milk
3 egg whites
Using a hand mixer, in a medium bowl, combine the potatoes, 1 cup sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, salt and spices. Mix thoroughly. Add the milk and continue to mix.
Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean
Using a hand mixer, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form; beat in the remaining ¼ cup sugar, 1 Tbsp at a time. Continue beating until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is glossy and stiff, but not dry.
With a rubber spatula, spoon the meringue onto the pie, forming peaks.
Sprinkle with a pinch of sugar
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until delicately brown
Cool and serve