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Season by Season with Chris Fennimore
Organized by spring, summer, fall and winter, this collection includes 36 months of Chris' recipes from Pittsburgh Magazine as well as many of his personal reflections.
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ELSIE'S SWEET POTATO PIE

From: Elsie Henderson, Pittsburgh
Primary category: Desserts

Ingredients

2 eggs and one yolk, lightly beaten
2 c pureed yams
3/4 c sugar
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cloves
1 c 2% milk
2/3 c light cream
2 tsp melted butter
1 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup shortening
3-4 TBS cold water
1-2 TBS ground pecans

Procedure

Cut the shortening into the flour and salt. Gradually sprinkle on the cold water until flour is moistened and the dough cleans the side of the bowl. Gather into a ball, flatten and chill for 15 minutes.

Roll out and fit into a 9-10" pie pan. Sprinkle the bottom with ground pecans.

Mix together the filling ingredients, pour into the prepared crust and bake at 425° for 15 minutes. Lower to 350° and bake for an additional 40-45 minutes.

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