Easy Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

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This easy sweet potato pie recipe is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BIC® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Sweet potato pie is a traditional southern dessert recipe, often served in place of pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving or Christmas.  Loaded with cooked sweet potato and plenty of spices, this southern staple will be a big hit!

Sweet potato pie is a traditional southern dessert recipe, often served in place of pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving or Christmas.  Loaded with cooked sweet potato and plenty of spices, this southern staple will be a big hit!

Saying thanks with a sweet potato pie

Ever since my children were in Kindergarten, I have volunteered in their classroom. I was the mom cooking with them on Friday mornings, reading to them on Earth Day, chaperoning the field trip, and organizing holiday parties. I loved every moment I spent with them and I learned something very important about myself. I discovered that I do NOT have the patience to be a teacher!

Seriously, after an hour of volunteering I was about ready to strangle half of those kids! You really have to be dedicated and love your job to be a good teacher and I am eternally grateful for the hard work they put into educating our kids. I encourage you to take a moment this holiday season and say THANKYOU to your hard working teachers!

Sweet Potato Pie and DIY Washi Tape Notecard

Thankful for Old Fashioned Recipes 

If you are wondering what to get your child’s teacher I encourage you to consider making a homemade treat and tucking in a handwritten note. This sweet potato pie is a delicious way to say thankyou to a teacher who dedicates so much time and energy to education our kids! (almost as good as an old fashioned green tomato mincemeat pie!)  Keep reading for an idea for making a personalized washi tape note card to go with the pie!

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Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

A delicious fall pie recipe that is incredibly easy to make.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches) or your own homemade pie crust, unbaked

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and the sugar.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well until completely smooth
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Pour mixture into pie shell.
  5. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes.
  6. Reduce heat to 350° and bake 35-40 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool before serving and store in refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1695 Total Fat: 86g Saturated Fat: 38g Cholesterol: 166mg Sodium: 1921mg Carbohydrates: 204g Sugar: 129g Protein: 28g

 

No matter what you decide to give your teacher, I encourage you to include a thoughtful note. If your child is old enough, have THEM write the teacher a message. Tell your teacher what you appreciate about them or something special that you remember from class or a field trip you enjoyed. Your note doesn’t have to be long or particularly eloquent, just personal!

If you have some washi tape and some plain paper around you can create a beautiful Christmas card in just minutes for your teacher. Here is a brief description of how to do this:

Washi Tape Note Card Tutorial

Sweet Potato Pie and DIY Washi Tape Notecard

Supplies

2 pieces of white paper, one approximately 4 inches x 6 inches long and the other about 2 x 2 inches long

1 piece of red or green paper, approximately 4 inches x 6 inches long

assorted red, white, green themed washi tape

scalloped edge scissors

glue stick

BIC Mark-It™  permanent markers

Sweet Potato Pie and DIY Washi Tape Notecard

Directions:

Lay your 4 inch by 6 inch white paper on the table and cover is with washi tape. Start at one corner and add the washi tape at a diagnol from one end to another. Overlap the tape onto the reverse side as necessary.

Glue your red or green paper to the reverse side of the white paper so that you hide the edges of the washi tape.

Fold your card in half

Using scalloped scissors, cut along the edges of the smaller white piece of paper and glue onto the right interior side of the card.

Using your BIC Mark-It™  permanent markers to write your personalized message in the card.

Sweet Potato Pie and DIY Washi Tape Notecard

As part of this #BicMerryMarking campaign I used #PrairieBerry to write my handwritten note on this washi tape note card. If you would like to get crafty and give your teachers a hand made gift this holiday season I encourage you to download the coupon to purchase BIC Mark-It™ permanent markers and join me in getting crafty. Not sure what sort of craft to do? Download the digital pdf booklet of  inspirational ideas to create at home and to share with your friends!

 

I challenge all of my blogger friends to get crafty this holiday season! Sam, Debi and Karen go get the booklet of merry marking and a coupon to start marking

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Comments

  1. Libby's Library says
    I love sweet potato pie, and I've never made it. There is this little diner back in my home town - a little old lady has been baking pies for them for over 35 years, and sweet potato is one of her best sellers (after coconut cream). Maybe it's time that I try baking one for myself.
  2. Yum! Who could say no to pie? Love the idea for the card. Don't you just love washi tape??
  3. That note card is so cute! I would love to try making some of those!
  4. I have some leftover sweet potatoes in my fridge. I think I will have to try this recipe!
  5. What a great idea! I got a pie last year from a person on my job! It was such a sweet gesture!
  6. I've never tried sweet potato pie, this looks like a great recipe--my sister-in-law wants to try and make one-so I'm going to pass it along to her. Thanks for sharing

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