Old fashioned sweet potato pie

3 egg whites

1 9-inch unbaked pie crust

1/4 tsp. ground ginger

1 cup milk

1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. salt

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 stick melted butter

1 1/4 cups sugar

2 cups peeled, cooked sweet potatoes 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

For the filling, using a hand mixture combine the potatoes, 1 cup of sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, salt and spices. Mix thoroughly. 

Add milk and continue to mix. Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake for 40-45 minutes. 

Cool to room temperature. 

For meringue, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Add 1/4 cup sugar and beat until mixture is glossy. Spoon meringue over pie making sure the meringue touches crust all the way around. 

Bake 10-12 minutes until lightly browned. 


Lori Lesley is the owner of her home-based business Rollin’ the Dough and Casseroles to Go. She can be reached at lori.lesley@gmail.com.