For the last week of Sweet Potato Month, we are giving you a sweet and easy dessert recipe.
So why do we take a month to celebrate sweet potatoes? Not only are they delicious and packed with vitamins and nutrients, but North Carolina ranks no. 1 in the country for sweet potato production and produces more than half of the nation’s supply.
Ann Farrell, a member of the Golden Age Club in Apex, was sweet enough to share the recipe below. She says that it is a favorite of her family, especially her great grandson.
Cook Time: Prep time: 20 minutes; Total time: 50 minutes
Meal Type: Side Dish
NC Ingredients: Sweet potatoes, eggs, pecans
For the pie:
3 cups cooked sweet potatoes
1/2 cup sugar
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup margarine or butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
For the topping:
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup pecans, chopped
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup flour
Mix potatoes with remaining ingredients. Then combine topping ingredients with a fork.
Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Pour ingredients into your dish and sprinkle the topping on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until set.
Check out your local farmers market or neighborhood grocery store for local products and to support North Carolina farmers!