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SWEET POTATO PIE, VIRGINIA (1904)

The Blue Grass Cook Book
Compiled by Minnie C. Fox (1904)


SWEET POTATO PIE (No. 2)
(Famous Virginia Recipe)
Mrs. T. L. Rosser


1 pound boiled sweet potato,
3/4 pound sugar,
3/4 pound butter,
6 eggs,
1 lemon,
1 glass of brandy.


Rub the potatoes while hot through a colander.

Cream the butter and sugar till very light and add to the potatoes.

Beat 6 eggs till foamy and add to the mixture.

Flavor with grated nutmeg, the juice and grated rind of 1 lemon, and add 1 glass of brandy.

Line a pie-plate with rich pastry and pour the ingredients in and bake in a moderate oven.

When done, sprinkle the top with sugar and cover with fine bits of citron.



The complete Blue Grass Cook Book may also be found on the Michigan State University website:
'Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project'
http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/cookbooks/


 

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