***UPDATE 11/06: this pie is good but nothing like the tasty amazing flan like version I made this week. Stay tuned for the new recipe. ***
This weekend has been gorgeous and we have spent many hours already out on the deck. Today we are headed to a fall fest to check out the pumpkins and scarecrows. We have this great place in our neighborhood that does outdoor movies and a bunch of holiday and art "stuff" all year.
Yesterday I looked at my growing pile of sweet potatoes and remembered that a friend from work gave me a recipe for sweet potato pie the other day. The recipe looks great but I didn't have some of the ingredients so I did a google search and made this recipe instead.
I actually made my own crust this time too and it didn't turn out too shabby.
1 1/4 c. unbleached all purpose flour
1 Tbs sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c butter (or your favorite substitute), cut into 1/4 inch cubes
3 T very cold water
I put the dry ingredients in my food processor with the dough blade and pulsed a few times. Added the butter and pulsed it until is was like coarse cornmeal, then added the water slowly and ran the processor until the dough came together. I rolled it out to about 12 inches and placed it in my pie dish. The pie dough waited in the fridge until I was ready with the filling.
For dinner, Pad Thai then....
We had the pie after coming home from watching the Charm City All-Stars roller derby team put a hurt on the Carolina roller girls. When we left we were winning by 100 points...