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The Recipe for KUT News' John Aielli-Approved Sweet Potato Pie

Ben Philpott, KUT News

When John Aielli says jump, we at KUT say "how high?" So after tasting a homemade sweet potato pie that had been brought in to share with KUT staff – and loving it – he asked for the recipe to share with his listeners.

So here you go Austin: the sweet potato pie made by the late Bettie Winn Reeves Harris of Saint Jo, Texas.

Wrap 3 medium-sized sweet potatoes in aluminum foil and bake at 450 degrees for about 40 minutes (or until soft all the way through). Remove skin and mash potatoes with a fork. Then add:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cups evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 stick of butter

Mix, pour into pie crusts, and bake at 350 degrees until golden brown (about 40 to 45 minutes). This recipe makes 2 pies.
Enjoy, and a Happy Thanksgiving from KUT News.

Ben Philpott is the Managing Editor for KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @BenPhilpottKUT.
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