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Very Merry Desserts


Makes 1 (10-inch) pie

This Southern holiday staple gets an updated look from the beautiful hue of purple sweet potatoes. Regular sweet potatoes can be substituted, if desired.

Classic Pie Dough (recipe follows)
1 egg white
1 teaspoon water
3¾ cups mashed roasted purple sweet potatoes (about 4 pounds)
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream
¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
2 teaspoons apple pie spice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon kosher salt
Garnish: marshmallows

1. Let Classic Pie Dough stand at room temperature until slightly softened, about 10 minutes. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 14-inch circle. Transfer to prepared skillet, pressing into bottom and up sides. Fold edges under, and crimp as desired. Freeze for 20 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 400°.

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