Sweet Potato Meringue Pie

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
  • 3 well-beaten egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup half-and-half or evaporated milk
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
  • 3 egg whites
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
Preparation:
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Combine the sweet potatoes and egg yolks.
  3. Add the butter, 1/2 cup sugar, salt, nutmeg, vanilla, coconut and milk.
  4. Pour mixture into pie shell, and bake at 325°F until set, about 35 to 40 minutes.
  5. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
  6. Add remaining sugar, a tablespoon at a time, and beat until stiff peaks form.
  7. Spread meringue on hot filling, sealing to edges.
  8. Return pie to oven and bake an additional 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Prep time: 1 Hr 15 Min; Cooking time: 47-55 Min; Total time: 1 Hr 2 Min-1 Hr 10 Min

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