Sarah Contona's Sweet Potato Pie
"This is different from your normal sweet potato pies, especially the crust and the cream cheese. My grandmother used to make it, then my mother and her sisters made it for many years. Now that I've moved away from New York and are no longer with them, I make it for my girlfriend's family. Eat it with Thanksgiving dinner, just like we did! Enjoy!"
- Serves: 8 persons
- 1 ½cups crushed graham crackers
- ½teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2tablespoons brown sugar
- ½cup butter, melted
- 1(8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1(29 ounce) can sweet potatoes, drained and mashed
- ¼cup packed brown sugar
- ¼cup light cream
- 2eggs, lightly beaten
- 2tablespoons vanilla
- 1(10.5 ounce) package miniature marshmallows
Step 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch springform pan.In a medium bowl, mix graham crackers, cinnamon, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and butter. Press mixture into the prepared springform pan to form a crust. Bake 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned.In a large bowl, blend cream cheese, sweet potatoes, 1/4 cup brown sugar, light cream, eggs, and vanilla. Pour into the baked crust.Bake pie 1 hour in the preheated oven, placing marshmallows on top to melt during the last 10 minutes.