kentucky Sweet Potato Pie

This is favorite among the folks of Kentucky. It is often served at Thanksgiving or Christmas.

2 cups peeled, cooked sweet potatoes

1 1/4 cups sugar

1/2 stick melted butter

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


 1 to 2 tablespoons Kentucky bourbon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 cup milk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  1.    For the filling, using an electric hand mixer, combine the potatoes, 1 cup of   the sugar, the butter, eggs, vanilla, salt, and spices. Mix thoroughly. Add the milk and continue to mix.

  2.  Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center  of the sweet potato pie  comes out clean.

  3. Place the sweet potato  pie on a rack and cool to room temperature.