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  • Mock-Southern Sweet Potato Pie

There’s nothing fake about the flavor in this heart healthy treat.

Recipe Source: Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style


  • For crust:

    1 ¼ C flour
    ¼ tsp sugar
    ⅓ C low-fat (1 percent) or fat-free milk
    2 Tbsp vegetable oil

  • For filling:

    ¼ C white sugar
    ¼ C brown sugar
    ½ tsp salt
    ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
    3 large eggs, beaten
    ¼ C fat-free evaporated milk
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    3 C sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed

calories 147
Total fat 3 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Cholesterol 40 mg
Sodium 98 mg
Total fiber 2 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrates 27 g
Potassium 293 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 F.

  • 2
    Prepare the crust: Combine flour and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add milk and oil, and stir with a fork until well mixed. Form pastry into a smooth ball with your hands.

  • 3
    Roll the ball between two 12-inch squares of wax paper, using short, brisk strokes, until pastry reaches edges of paper. Peel off top paper and invert crust into a pie plate.

  • 4
    Prepare the filling: Combine sugars, salt, nutmeg, and eggs in a mixing bowl. Add evaporated milk and vanilla. Stir.

  • 5
    Add sweet potatoes and mix well.

  • 6
    Assemble the pie: Pour mixture into pie shell.

  • 7
    Bake for 60 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. Cool and cut into 16 slices.

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