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Yam Pecan Pie


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Ingredients

FOR PASTRY:

1-1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons water
1/2 cup shortening
FOR CUSTARD:

1 cup mashed sweet potatoes, cooked or canned
1/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ginger
Dash salt
3/4 cup scaled milk
2 eggs, well beaten
FOR TOPPING:

1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup pecans, finely chopped


FOR PASTRY


Sift flour and salt into a bowl. Take out 1/4 cup flour and blend with water to form a paste. Cut shortening into remaining flour until the pieces are the size of small peas. Add flour paste to blended shortening and flour mixture. Mix with a fork until the dough comes together and can be shaped into a ball. Roll out crust 1/8-inch thick and line 9-inch pie pan.


PREPARE CUSTARD:


Combine sweet potatoes, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, salt, milk and eggs. (If fresh sweet potatoes are used, add 1/3 cup granulated sugar.) Cool and fill pie shell. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with topping.


PREPARE TOPPING:


Combine ingredients and sprinkle on pie. Continue baking for an additional 25 minutes. Serve with whipped cream when cool.


SERVES: 8


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