...that's right, I certainly would NEVER throw shade at grand diva Patty LaBelle. I am always a big supporter of business owning sisters, and have always LOVED me some Patty LaBelle. By now everyone has heard all about the Patty pies that Walmart cannot keep on the shelves. This sister has it going on in the pie marketing arena, the pies have even been highlighted on the national news. I'm no marketing expert, of course, but releasing the pies right at the beginning of the Thanksgiving Season was GENUS!
You go on now Ms. Patty! But I had to laugh out loud when I first heard about Patty's pie because our Sweet Potato Pies are called Aunt Pat's Pies. The pie recipe that we use was developed by my expert pie baking sister, Patricia (Patty) Clark.
|My favorite picture of my baby sister Pat from her junior high school days.|
AUNT PAT’S SWEET POTATO PIE
Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees
NOTE: Thaw pie crusts ahead of time
NOTE: AUNT PAT SAYS THAT THIS RECIPE IS FOR 2 REGULAR SIZED PIES
5 TO 6 Medium to Large Sweet Potatoes
(You know, they say that North Carolina has the best sweet potatoes, and I agree)
1 Cup Sugar
2 sticks Margarine or Butter, at room temperature
3 Eggs, at room temperature
2- 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla
½ Teaspoons Nutmeg, and ¼ Teaspoon Allspice OR use ¾ Teaspoon of Cinnamon
2 or 3 Regular Pie Crusts (I think Pet-Ritz are the best)
Scrub and wash then boil sweet potatoes whole in their skins in large pot of water until fork tender.
Pour off water, cool potatoes and then peel.
Place potatoes in a large mixing bowl, add butter and sugar. Mix with electric mixer until mixture is a smooth consistency. NOTE: SOME POTATOES ARE STRINGY, If potato strings get hooked around mixer beaters, remove them so they won’t get back into the pie mixture. Beat until no strings appear around the beaters.
This is the time to taste the potato mixture for sweetness. If the mixture is not sweet enough, add more sugar ¼ cup to ½ cup at a time until it is sweet enough for you. If you manage to get the mixture a little too sweet, don’t worry about it, because when you add the eggs some of the sweetness will be taken away.
Add 3 large room temperature eggs, 2 ½ teaspoons of Vanilla, Spices or Spice. Continue beating the mixture until eggs and spices are well incorporated. If you think the mixture is too soupie at this point, add 1 Tablespoon of Flour to the mixture to thicken.
Poke holes in bottom of pie crust. Bake crusts just until lightly browned – DO NOT BURN!!!
Pour potato mixture into browned pie crusts. Place pies on a large cookie sheet. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow pies to cool thoroughly before slicing. ENJOY!!!
|Our Patty Pies hot out of the oven ready to enjoy!|
We love them. Wish we'd had the wherewithal to put these wonderful pies on the market!