Damn Fine Pie

Art's Damn Fine Sweet Potato Pie

Pie filling for three pies
2 1/2 pounds of sweet potatoes
1 cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup butter
4 well-beaten eggs
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp. Bourbon

Pecan topping for three pies
1/3 cup melted butter
1 1/3 cup brown sugar
2 cups coarsely chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Bake empty pie shells for 5-10 minutes (consult package instructions, this is using frozen pie shells).

Boil potatoes until tender. Drain and allow to cool a bit, then mash them in a large bowl with the butter. Add other filling ingredients and mix until well-blended. Pour into pie shells. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until firm around the edges.

Remove pies from oven. Mix topping ingredients and crumble over pies. Bake pies an additional 20-25 minutes or until firm.

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