Healthy Holiday Recipe: Southern Sweet Potato Pie – Ho, Ho, Ho

(Chicago) – Ho, ho, ho.Vital Bridges has holiday menus on our front burner. And we have one that will guarantee you will earn many thanks from your family and friends: Southern Sweet Potato Pie.

From the Ohio Commission on Minority Health Opening the Door to Good Health Cookbook, Southern Sweet Potato Pie provides both the “yum” in yummy and it provides a healthy holiday dessert for your loved ones.

And it’s an inexpensive holiday treat at only $3.45 for eight servings.. That price allows room for something else in your stocking.

Here’s what you need to know:


4 egg whites
1⁄4 cup orange juice (fresh)
1 teaspoon cinnamon (ground)
1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg (ground)
3⁄4 cups brown sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon orange rind
1⁄4 teaspoon allspice (ground)
1⁄2 cup skim milk
2 tablespoons unsalted margarine (melted)
1 pinch salt
2 cups sweet potatoes (mashed)
1 pie crust (9 inch, unbaked)

Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Southern Sweet Potato Pie


1. Beat egg whites well.
2. Add sugar, orange juice, orange rind, spices, margarine and salt.
3. Add mashed sweet potatoes and mix thoroughly.
4. Pour into pie shell and bake in preheated 350° oven for 1 hour or until firm.


Per recipe: $3.63
Per serving: $0.45

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