Mock-Southern Sweet Potato Pie

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Courtesy of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

This heart-healthy pie crust is made with vegetable oil and skim milk and is a tasty alternative to pumpkin pie.

INGREDIENTS:

Crust:
1¼ cups flour
¼ tsp sugar
1/3 cup skim milk
2 Tbsp vegetable oil

Filling:
¼ cup white sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp nutmeg
3 large eggs, beaten
¼ cup canned evaporated skim milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups sweet potatoes (cooked and mashed)

DIRECTIONS:

Crust:
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Combine the flour and sugar in a bowl.
  3. Add milk and oil to the flour mixture.
  4. Stir with fork until well mixed and then form pastry into a smooth ball with
    your hands.
  5. Roll the ball between two 12-inch squares of waxed paper using short, brisk
    strokes until pastry reaches edge of paper.
  6. Peel off top paper and invert crust into pie plate.
Filling:
  1. Combine sugars, salt, spices, and eggs.
  2. Add milk and vanilla. Stir.
  3. Add sweet potatoes and mix well.
  4. Pour mixture into pie shell.
  5. Bake for 60 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool and cut into 16
    slices.
Serves 16 (Serving size: one slice)
Nutritional information: 147 calories; 3g fat; less than 1g saturated fat; 40mg cholesterol; 98mg sodium
 

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