Gosh, my week just got away from me, and I almost didn’t realize today is Tuesday! With the heat still stifling, I’m having trouble believing Halloween is right around the corner…but there are two signs that Fall is in full swing with or without me…Honeycrisp apples are back in season (my number one love in life, and only available for a couple months each year) and Starbucks is selling their Pumpkin Spice Lattes…and in honor of fall, I’m bringing out my seasonal recipes. This one is a yearly favorite, and great for company. It looks really impressive when it comes out of the oven!
Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallow Meringue
Large pie crust (I use 2 store bought Graham Cracker Crusts, simply because I prefer the taste, and make two smaller pies, but a traditional pie crust is more popular with sweet potato pie)
1 lb. sweet potatoes (Boiled, peeled, mashed)
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 Tbsp milk
2 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
To prepare the potatoes, just boil them until they are softened all the way through. The skin should peel right off at that point and you can mash them until smooth.
Beat or stir pie ingredients together and pour into the pie crusts.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes
Beat the egg whites until they peak while melting the mini marshmallows slowly in a skillet with the milk
Beat the sugar, vanilla and salt into the egg whites, then fold the egg white mixture into the melted marshmallows.
Smooth the topping onto the baked pie (making small peaks here and there will make this look like it should be on display in a bakery!) and put back in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the meringue is light brown.
Cool completely before serving, or the meringue will just slide off when you go to cut it!
What is your favorite autumn recipe? Are there any recipes you are looking for this season?