Although most desserts aren’t considered healthy, this one contains sweet potatoes, which, according to the Center for Science in the Pubic Interest (CSPI), ranks #1 in nutrition compared to other vegetables. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotine, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Copper, Folate (one of the B Vitamins), and fiber. So this dessert is actually quasi-healthy and is one that can be eaten with little or no guilt.
1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, (about 2 medium), boiled and mashed
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup melted butter
3/4 cup half and half
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 9" unbaked pie shell
- Preheat the oven to 400°.
- Place the sweet potatoes in a mixing bowl.
- Beat in the sugar, flour, salt, eggs, and melted butter.
- Continue beating until smooth.
- Slowly mix in the half and half, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Pour the mixture into the pie shell and bake until golden brown and set, 35-40 minutes.
- Remove from the oven to a cooling rack. Serve with sweetened whipped cream.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 418 Calories from Fat 163
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 39% Protein 6% Carb. 55%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 18 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Cholesterol 104 mg
Sodium 313 mg
Total Carbohydrate 58 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 25 g
Protein 6 g
Vitamin A 351% Vitamin C 33% Calcium 0% Iron 8%