Recipe by Julie Ledford
"My grandfather has been making this amazing pie for many years. My family begs him to make it whenever we visit!"
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sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
pastry for a 9-inch pie crust
Awesome!!! My co-workers loved this! A few things I will change though: 4 large eggs instead of medium eggs. Also, add a teaspoon of cornstarch to the sugar before mixing to minimize the weeping (syrup drops on top) of the meringue. But this was awesome!!! I just dipped a spoon in the meringue and pulled up to create the cute peaks. =) THANKS for the awesome recipe!
Exceptionally awesome! The meringue on top is a nice, sweet change over having whipped cream. We absolutely loved it! I will use this recipe over and over again, and plan to make it a new tradition to my family as well. Thank you! :)
Gorgeous presentation and amazing taste! This one always impresses guests :) It is an authentic South Carolina recipe of my grandfather's and he is begged to make it for every familly get-together. Turns out beautifully every time.
I have always been a fan of sweet potato pie, but this recipe tops them all. I predict that this recipe will be a family favorite handed down for generations.
I never thought I'd say this but I think next time I'll use less sugar! 3/4 c makes it very sweet. But it was good!
I had a similar (or the same) sweet potato pie which I was a child traveling with my family. I've been looking for the recipe ever since. Thank you for posting this. I made it as a pudding - no crust, no meringue. Used 1/2 c. agave nectar instead of sugar. Still could use less sweetener if desired. I'm now almost 72 years old and my long search for this recipe is over.
Absolutely fabulous!!! I made this for thanksgiving and my family is begging me to make it again for Christmas. So yummy!!! I think I will use a pre baked crust this time though....my roll out crust wasn't strong enough to hold the mixture after baked and it fell apart as I was serving it. Still delicious though.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Grandaddy's Sweet Potato Meringue Pie
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 195
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