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Sweet Potato Pie with Cornmeal Pastry (Cajun)

Sweet Potato Pie Cornmeal Pastry - Cajun

Enjoy a classic pie made southern style with cornmeal pastry and topped with lots of whipped cream!


Cornmeal Pastry

Filling and Topping

Cinnamon-Pecan Streusel


  1. In medium bowl, mix flour, cornmeal and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  2. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until particles are size of small peas.
  3. Sprinkle with water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost cleans side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons water can be added if necessary).
  4. Gather pastry into a ball. Shape into flattened round on lightly floured surface. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate about 45 minutes or until dough is firm and cold, yet pliable. This allows the shortening to become slightly firm, which helps make the baked pastry more flaky. If refrigerated longer, let pastry soften slightly before rolling.
  5. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  6. With floured rolling pin, roll pastry into round 2 inches larger than upside-down 9-inch deep-dish glass pie plate. Fold pastry into fourths; place in pie plate. Unfold and ease into plate, pressing firmly against bottom and side. Trim overhanging edge of pastry 1/2 inch from rim of plate. Fold and roll pastry under, even with plate; flute as desired.
  7. In medium bowl, beat eggs slightly.
  8. Stir in remaining filling ingredients except whipped cream.
  9. Pour into pastry-lined pie plate.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes.
  11. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  12. Bake for 35 minutes longer.
  13. In small bowl, mix all streusel ingredients until crumbly.
  14. Sprinkle streusel over pie.
  15. Bake for about 10 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  16. Place pie on cooling rack.
  17. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  18. Serve with whipped cream.

Yield: 8 servings

You can use the cornmeal pastry in your favorite quiche or pot pie, too.

Sprinkle whipped cream with cinnamon for a restaurant-fancy finish.

Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 445 (Calories from Fat 170 ); Total Fat 19 g (Saturated Fat 5 g); Cholesterol 54 mg; Sodium 320 mg; Total Carbohydrate 63 g (Dietary Fiber 3 g); Protein 8 g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 100 %; Vitamin C 14 %; Calcium 18 %; Iron 10 %

Exchanges: 3 Starch; 1 Fruit; 3 Fat

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit: Betty Crocker 2007/TM General Mills.


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