A Southern Christmas at the Blare's

Celebrating Christmas Southern-style 

Have you ever had Christmas Southern-style? I have. I've had it southern, northern and everywhere in between! What makes a Christmas Southern-style? Well, good southern cookin' of course! And a pup around to gobble up the crumbs. LOL

We had a ton of awesome cooking this year at our annual Christmas Dinner with our church. Yum, yum. I can't even begin to tell you all the goodies we had available for y'all. Turkey, ham, and all the trimmings. Games and toys plus prizes and stuff for the taking... if you need it, that is. We have it every Christmas Day at the Senior Center in Newcastle. It's a time of good cheer and showing God's love and salvation to the community. I hope you can join us next year!

To complete the jamboree and introduce my Wyoming friends and family to a bit of Southern Christmas, I made my Grandma's SWEET POTATO PIE. Homemade from scratch., this pie melts in your mouth and adds about 6 inches to your waist line but is worth it!

Want to try it?

Just kidding! Here's the recipe.

(Makes Two 9in deep dish pies)

3 lg. sweet potatoes, sliced and boiled tender
1/2 cup potato water
1 stick butter or margarine 
2 cups sugar
5 eggs (slightly beaten)
1/2 lg. can Pet (evaporated) milk
1 tbsp. Cinnamon 
2 tsps. Vanilla 
2 unbaked 9in deep dish pie crusts (homemade and/or thawed, uncooked)

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Boil sweet potatoes until they are tender and can be poked through with a fork.
  • Drain potatoes of water, saving 1/2 cup of potato water and keep it with the diced potatoes.
  • Add butter/margarine and mash the potatoes until smooth.
  • Add sugar, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla, and evaporated milk.
  • Mix potato batter until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour into uncooked pie crusts and bake at 375 degrees until set, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean, approximately 90 minutes. 
  • Reminder: Makes 2 delicious pies.



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