Citrus-Sweet Potato Pie


1-1/2 cups mashed, cooked, peeled sweet potatoes (about 2 medium)
1/4 cup sugar or sugar substitute* equivalent to 1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup evaporated fat-free milk
1 recipe Baked Oil Pastry (see recipe below)
Frozen fat-free whipped dessert topping, thawed (optional)
Ground nutmeg (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degree F. Prepare Oil Pastry. On a well-floured surface, use your hands to slightly flatten dough. Roll dough from center to edge into a circle about 11 inches in diameter. To transfer pastry, wrap it around the rolling pin. Unroll pastry into 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom or a 9-inch pie plate. Ease pastry into pan without stretching it. Press pastry into fluted sides of tart pan and trim edges. (Or, if using a pie plate, crimp edge as desired.) Line pastry with a double thickness of foil. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 5 minutes more. Cool on a wire rack while preparing filling.
  2. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degree F. For filling: In a large bowl, stir together mashed sweet potatoes, sugar, vanilla, lemon peel, lemon juice, and the 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. Add egg. Beat lightly with a fork just until combined. Gradually add evaporated milk; stir until combined.
  3. Pour filling into baked pastry shell. To prevent overbrowning, cover edge of pie with foil. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean and edges are puffed. If necessary to allow pastry to brown, remove foil for the last 5 to 10 minutes of baking. Cool on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate within 2 hours.
  4. To serve, remove tart from pan or leave pie in pie plate. Cut tart or pie into wedges. If desired, top each serving with a dollop of dessert topping and sprinkle with additional nutmeg. Makes 12 servings.
Baked Oil Pastry: In a medium bowl, stir together 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add 1/3 cup cooking oil and 3 tablespoons fat-free milk all at once to flour mixture. Stir lightly with a fork. Form into a ball.


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