Sweet Potato Pie V Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

***Crust***

1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter –cut small pieces
2 tablespoons chilled solid vegetable shortening –cut small pieces
3 tablespoons ice water –or more if needed
***Filling***

2 large yams (red-skinned sweet potatoes)
1 cup golden brown sugar – (packed)
1 cup whipping cream
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg white –beaten to blend

DIRECTIONS:

For Crust: Mix flour, sugar, and salt in processor. Add butter and shortening; using on/off turns, cut in until mixture resembles coarse meal. Drizzle 3 tablespoons ice water over mixture. Process until moist clumps form, adding more ice water by teaspoonfuls if dry. Gather dough into ball; flatten into disk. Wrap in plastic; chill until firm, about 30 minutes.

Roll out dough on floured surface to 14-inch round. Transfer to 9-inch-diameter glass pie dish. Fold overhang under. Crimp edges decoratively. (Crust can be made 2 days ahead. Cover; chill.)

For Filling: Pierce potatoes with fork. Cook in microwave on high until tender, about 6 minutes per side. Cut open; cool completely. Scrape potato flesh into bowl; mash until smooth. Measure enough potato puree to equal 1 1/2 cups.

Position rack in bottom third of oven; preheat to 400 degrees. Place puree in large bowl. Whisk in brown sugar and next 6 ingredients. Brush crust with beaten egg white. Transfer filling to crust. Bake pie until filling is puffed around edges and set in center, about 45 minutes. Transfer to rack; cool. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover; refrigerate.)

Comments: Similar to pumpkin pie, but not quite as sweet. Serve with whipped cream, if you like.

This recipe for Sweet Potato Pie V serves/makes 8.