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When the scrumptious Thanksgiving Dinner has been eaten and settled, what’s the next best thing? Well, besides gathering with family and talking or playing games or game of football, or taking a long walk or a nap. Special times with family are a blessing.

That’s right! Dessert. Dessert and a steaming cup of rich aromatic coffee of your choice. I can taste it now.

If I listed all delicious desserts people make for Thanksgiving, we’d be here for hours. So, here is one favorite of mine. Sweet Potato Pie. They aren’t as hard as you might think to make.


One thing I might mention is, fresh sweet potatoes are best to make pies. You can used canned, but the difference in the flavor is quite noticeable.


 Sweet Potato Pie


2 cups peeled, cooked, (boiled or baked) sweet potatoes

1 cup sugar (or ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons Truvia for sugar free)

1/2 stick melted butter

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1 cup whole milk or whole cream

1 unbaked pie crust 9 inch


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F

With an electric hand mixer, thoroughly mix sweet potatoes, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, salt, and spices. Add the milk and mix well.


Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Place pie on a rack and cool to room temperature. Serve with a dollop of Whipped Cream, or you can make a meringue.

That’s it. Simple and smells delicious while it bakes.

Wishing you and yours, the best and most wonderful Thanksgiving ever.

Do you have a favorite dessert you’d like to share?


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11 thoughts on “WHAT’S FOR DESSERT?

  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Carol. My mom always made Sweet Potato Pie. Since I didn’t like pumpkin pie, I was never a fan of sweet potato pie either, but… Your post brings back fond memories of watching her make her pies for the holidays. She always put a big dollop of whipped cream on each wedge she served.

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    • I hope your Thanksgiving was fabulous, Joan. I absolutely love sweet potatoes. I couldn’t imagine eating sweet potatoes in a pie until I tasted a slice of one my sister-in-law made. Now, I’m hooked. Delicious! Mom’s are special and so are the memories we have.


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