Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Here's a good holiday dessert

I clipped this recipe from the Kansas City Star back around 1980; I didn't use it for several years, but oh my goodness, when I did, I thought I had discovered a taste of heaven.  
Buck Buchanan was one of the early Kansas City Chiefs, back before my husband even started watching football on TV.  He died a week before he was to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.    
This was, if I remember correctly, his mom's recipe.


1 1/2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
1/2 cup butter,melted
1 1/3 cup sugar
3 T. Flour
2 large eggs
2/3 cup egg nog
1 Tablespoon whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 tsp. lemon extract (optional)
preheat oven to 375. Peel, cook and mash sweet potatoes, measure out 1 1/2 cups. Mix with remaining ingredients and
pour into pie shell, bake 45 minutes till knife inserted midway between the center and rim comes out clean.
for additional flavor interest, experiment with other extracts, coconut, orange or pineapple extract for lemon extract.


  1. That sounds divine. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Mmmmm, that sounds just delicious!!

  3. Sounds good. I cooked two sweet potato pies for Thanksgiving. I have the potatoes to make some more for Christmas. Now to just find the energy to do it. I will have sit down to do part of it. Helen

  4. I printed it out. Now, if I can get Marilyn to make one of her famous pie crusts, I'll be on my way. btw I can do the pie crusts but it's easier to beg my wife to do it.

  5. I'm caught up. I milked cows twice daily, by hand, until I left for college. Not fun. Our most famous cow would give more than five gallons morning and night for the first few weeks after freshening. We did wean the calves off shortly after birth.


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