Sweets and Desserts

How about some…

Sweet Dough Sweet Potato Pies
(I halve the sugar and its still good!)

FOR THE DOUGH:
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
8 tbsp. vegetable shortening
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract

FOR THE FILLING:
1 large ‘‘yam’’, peeled and sliced
(“yams” are sweet potatos)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp. butter
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tsp. evaporated milk
2 pinches ground cinnamon
Pinch ground allspice

  1. For the dough: Sift together flour, sugar, and baking powder into a bowl.
    Use a pastry cutter or 2 knives to work shortening into flour until it resembles
    coarse meal. Add eggs and vanilla, stirring with a fork to form a stiff dough;
    shape into a ball and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

  2. For the filling: Cook ‘‘yams’’, sugar, butter, and 1 3/4 cups water in a medium
    pan over medium heat, stirring often, until liquid is nearly gone, 30-40 minutes.
    Remove from heat; set aside to cool. Mash ‘‘yams’’ with a fork until smooth. Beat
    in egg, evaporated milk, cinnamon, and allspice; set aside.

  3. Preheat oven to 350