It’s not Thanksgiving without Pie. And at the market I found sweet potatoes (yams) perfect for my pie.
That sweet, orange-colored root vegetable that you love so dearly is actually a sweet potato. Yes, all so-called “yams” are in fact sweet potatoes. Most people think that long, red-skinned sweet potatoes are yams, but they really are just one of many varieties of sweet potatoes.
2 C yams cooked and mashed
2 eggs beaten
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 C milk
1 C sugar
1/2 C melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
9 in unbaked Pie shell
Mix all ingredients together and pour into pie shell. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Top with whipped cream.
This event celebrates the unique history of historic Grand Coteau and a traditional treat called, sweet dough pie. Every year, pastry chefs and home cooks vie for the title in the sweet dough pie contest. A large variety of pies will also be available for purchase, including fig, custard, lemon, blackberry, and other local, seasonal ingredients. Browse through more than 70 vendors of arts, handmade items, flowers and herbs, custom furniture, indoor and outdoor decor, all while enjoying local cuisine and live music.
Julia's recipes and commentary, straight to you from Iowa City! Normally, they're based around what looks good at the local farmers market. And yes, they're all out of order since they were copied over from Philip's flower blog which you should also check out -- see the link at right...
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