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Candied Ginger-sweet Potato Pie

Ingredients & Directions


1 Orange — *see note
1 c Water
1 c Sugar
2 tb Candied ginger root
2 c Sweet potatoes — mashed
1/4 c Whipping cream
2 tb Margarine — melted
1 ts Vanilla extract
6 Egg whites
1/2 ts Cream of tartar
3 Egg yolks
1 9 inch pie crust — unbaked

* Prepare orange by cutting off strips of the rind, being careful not to
include any of the white pulp just beneath the orange part of the rind. Cut
enough rind and cut into small slivers to make 2 tablespoons. Squeeze the
orange and strain; measure out 1/2 cup and set aside.

In small pan, combine 1 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar. Bring to a boil over
high heat and then stir in orange rind that has been slivered. Lower heat
and keep mixture at barely simmering state; simmer uncovered until mixture
is like syrup, about 10 minutes or so. Stir in the ginger and set aside to
cool to lukewarm. In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, 1/2 cup
orange juice, whipping cream, margarine, vanilla and the 3 egg yolks. Beat
this until very well combined. Stir in the cooled syrup mixture and beat
well. Place 2 egg whites in bowl and beat until soft peaks form. Stir this
into potato mixture; do not beat but blend it very well. Pour this mixture
into the unbaked pie shell. Make sure you smooth the top of the pie. Bake
in a preheated 350-degree oven 45-50 minutes or until knife inserted 1/3
distance from edge comes out clean. The center will be just the slightest
bit soft. About 20 minutes before pie is done, prepare the topping.

TOPPING: Place the 4 remaining egg whites in a large bowl along with the
cream of tartar. Beat at low speed until frothy. Increase the speed and
VERY gradually add the remaining 1/2 cup sugar. Continue beating until
whites are very glossy and stiff. This will take about 12-15 minutes. When
pie is done, remove from oven and spoon on the egg whites. Don’t smooth the
top; make soft peaks with the back of a spoon. Continue baking for 10-15
minutes longer at the same 350-degree temperature until meringue is very
light brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

* This topping will “weep” if kept overnight so plan to serve the same day
it is prepared.


Yields
1 Servings

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