Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallow Meringue Topping
This is a delicious sweet potato pie with marshmallow meringue topping. Once they taste it, many people prefer sweet potato pie over pumpkin pie. Try it this Thanksgiving!
- Serves: 8 persons
- 1½ cups crushed graham crackers
- ⅓cup white sugar
- 5tablespoons butter, melted
- ⅛teaspoon salt
- 1½ cups canned sweet potatoes, drained and mashed
- 1cup packed brown sugar
- 1cup whipping cream
- 3large eggs
- 1teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼teaspoon ground mace
- ¼teaspoon salt
- 2cups miniature marshmallows
- 1tablespoon milk
- 2egg whites
- ¼cup white sugar
- ½teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼teaspoon salt
Step 1Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Step 2Mix the graham cracker crumbs together with 1/3 cup white sugar, butter, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a mixing bowl. Spread evenly over the bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie pan.
Step 3Bake the graham cracker crust in preheated oven until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool on a rack.
Step 4Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Step 5To make the sweet potato filling, place the mashed sweet potatoes in a mixing bowl. Whisk in the brown sugar, whipping cream, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, mace, and salt until smooth and evenly blended. Pour the sweet potato mixture into the baked graham cracker crust.
Step 6Bake the pie in preheated oven until the center is set, about 45 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a rack.
Step 7To make the marshmallow meringue, place the marshmallows and milk in a pan; cook over low heat, folding mixture gently until marshmallows are half melted. Remove pan from the heat. Continue folding until marshmallows melt completely, and the mixture becomes smooth and fluffy.
Step 8Place the egg whites in a separate mixing bowl, and beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1/4 cup white sugar, and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Beat in vanilla and salt. Gently fold the egg whites into the marshmallow mixture, and spread over the top of the pie.
Step 9Return the pie to the oven and cook until the meringue is toasted, 5 to 10 minutes.