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  • 6 potatoes medium: boil to soft
  • 3 sticks butter
  • 18 eggs
  • 2 c sugar + 3/4 cup more
  • 1 level tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 T nutmeg + a little more to taste
  • 2 T vanilla


Servings 3
Adapted from


Step 1

Drain and put potatoes in warm 250F oven 10 min to dry out. Mix in 3 sticks butter. Mash to smooth. Use whisk to get out strings from potatoes. Repeat whisking the mix and rinsing off strings until no strings are left.

Whisk eggs well in separate bowl and add to potatoes. Stir good. Start adding sugar. Taste. Add3/4 more cup. Stir. Add baking powder. Add nutmeg to taste. Add vanilla.

Damp the edges of pie crust with paper towel. Put the custard in unbaked crust and bake on 250F approx 2 hours. Watch it to see when pie starts browning. (Deep dish will take even longer).

Makes approx 3 deep dish pies


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