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Sweet potato pear pie

 It seems like the once Halloween hits, all I can think about is having some pie.  Luckily B is quite adventurous in the kitchen and decided to make this sweet potato pear pie from the goodies we picked up at our local farmer's market. So here's what he used:

  • 2 sweet potatos or 1lb
  • 2 pears
  • one 9 inch pie crust
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract for a little beachy touch
  • some love
1.  Boil your sweet potato whole in skin for 40 to 50 minutes or until done.  Run cold water over the sweet potato, and remove skin.

2.  Break apart sweet potato in a bowl.  Add butter, and mix well with a mixer.  Stir in sugar, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon and coconut extract.  Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth.  Finally, add sliced pears and pour filling into an unbaked pie crust.

3.  Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 to 60 minutes, or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean.  Pie will puff up like a soufflé, and then will sink down as it cools. 

The original recipe can be found here.
As if this pie were not enough deliciousness, B spoiled me by giving me a scoop of Rocky Road ice cream.  Of course you don't need to over do it like we did.  But we were having a nesting at home day.  A special thanks to B, who amazes me with his cooking ambition.  
What's your favorite kind of pie?


Brenda's Arizona said...

A new pie to make for our Thanksgiving! I'm frothing at the mouth...
I saved the seeds from our Halloween pumpkin. I threw them along the back wall of our garden... and now we have pumpkin plants everywhere!

becky at abbeystyle said...

Mmmmm, looks divine!!! and what a nice combo: pumpkin and pear...have a great weekend :) holidays coming up, hurray!
Becky (beachsnaps)

Ms. Givens said...

That looks amazing!
I almost always over indulge when it comes to sweets. ;)

me said...

OH MY GOD this sounds like Heaven!

sealaura said...

@ me It is!!!

If you have it on day 2 and three it is super amazing!!!

Candi said...

YUM! This looks so good!!! I am really craving a chocolate cream pie, I'd even settle for a banana cream pie. Better yet, I wish I could find a red velvet cream pie! ;)

Style Odyssey said...

sweet potatoes, pears AND a touch of coconut?! i am so going to have to make this.
favorite pie: i like so many but pecan pie is perhaps my favorite.

simpledaisy said...

Well who doesn't love a good pie!!! Too bad it loves my hips even more:):):)
Those flavors sound fabulous together!!!! YUMMY!

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

This just looks divine and a must share recipe.

What's my favorite kind of pie...it just depends on the mood! If it's pie then I'll probably like it! LOL!

Enjoy your weekend :O)

Cindy Whitehead said...

I love your food posts (and all the other you do) They make my mouth water- bi=g time!!! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Ok....I think B is my new Pie Hero.


I'm sure he can fight crime with his skills!