Friday, December 21, 2012

Sara Trail's Sweet Potato Pie

We asked our designers to share some of their favorite holiday traditions with you.

For Sara Trail, it's all about the food!

"I would say my favorite holiday tradition is cooking ! My mom bakes pumpkin pie, cookies, sweet potato pie and many other treats that I enjoy eating. Since I'm an only child I usually help, and I always eat the batter of whatever tastes the best!"  

Here is the recipe Sara's mom uses for sweet potato pie. It sounds delicious!

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
1 1lb sweet potato 
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 9" unbaked pie crust

1. Boil sweet potato whole in skin for 40 to 50 minutes, or until done. Run cold water over the sweet potato, and remove the skin.
2. Break apart sweet potato in a bowl. Add butter, and mix well with mixer. Stir in sugar, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth. Pour filling into an unbaked pie crust.
3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 to 60 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Pie will puff up like a souffle, and then will sink down as it cools.

Of course, the holidays aren't just about food...they're also about sewing!

"My favorite holiday sewing projects are creating elaborate table decorations for Christmas dinner, and  the fun holiday socks I enjoy making for all members of my family."

Homemade socks, sweet potato pie, and elegant decor; Sara might need to invite some of us over this year! What about you? Have you sewed any holiday decorations this year? What is your favorite recipe?