lazy baker…

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i don’t like to cook and i definitely don’t like to bake.  too much work, too messy.  but i can make sweet potato pie, pretty much the only thing i can make that comes out good each time.

it’s easy. i even add decorations on top that’s super easy.  this is why i’m the lazy baker- the thought of kneading dough with butter, rolling it out, etc. etc. pains me.  so why bother? i just cut decorations out of another pie crust!

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my recipe:

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

2 eggs

1/2 cup of milk, i use skim

3 Tbs of butter

1/2 cup of brown sugar

1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

1 tsp of cinnamon

1/2 tsp of nutmeg

sprinkle of ground ginger

2 ready made pie crusts, found in your grocer’s freezer section

1. preheat over to 400 degrees

2. boil the potatoes for 10 minutes until soft

3. mash potatoes in a food processor, you can use an immersion blender, blender, or your fork even.  use a spatula to scrape the sides to make sure you get everything

4. add in this order: butter, sugar, milk, eggs, and seasonings

5. pour your mixture into your pie crust pan.  don’t overfill.  you can always pour the rest into a shallow oven-safe bowl for a single serve pie

6. want to decorate? i just used kitchen utensils and cut decorations out of the second pie crust: piping tip for circles and knife to cut the heart out.  so easy.

7. bake your pie(s) for 40-50 minutes, checking periodically towards the end so as not to burn your yummy crust.

serve as is warm out of the over, or with whipped cream, ice cream, chocolate, sprinkles….anything sweet!

enjoy!

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