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Cream Cheese Sweet Potato Pie Recipe


Cream Cheese Layer

1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, not softened

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon grated orange peel

Sweet Potato Layer

1 cup mashed cooked dark orange sweet potatoes (about 3/4 lb uncooked)

2/3 cup half-and-half

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon grated orange peel

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 egg


1 Pillsbury® Pet-Ritz® frozen deep dish pie crust


1 cup sweetened whipped cream



1. Place cookie sheet on oven rack. Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar on low speed until well blended. Add egg; beat well. Stir in orange peel. Set aside.

2. Place sweet potatoes in food processor; cover and process until smooth. In large bowl, beat sweet potato layer ingredients with wire whisk. Spread cream cheese mixture in frozen pie crust. Carefully spoon sweet potato mixture over cream cheese mixture.

3. Bake on cookie sheet 50 to 60 minutes or until set and knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate until chilled, 3 to 4 hours.

4. Serve pie with sweetened whipped cream. Store covered in refrigerator.

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Taken on July 20, 2005