Omer Recipes 2017: Day 46 | Sweet Potato Pie

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Cap off counting of the Omer by joining us for Shavuot Ice Cream Study led by Howard Shatz: “Out of the Desert: The origins and future of the Islamic State (and what it means for Israel)”, Tuesday, May 30, 8:30pm (at the home of Rabbi Bass).
Today is 46 days, which is 6 weeks and 4 days of the Omer

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And here’s today’s recipe, contributed by Noa A..

Sweet Potato Pie


  • 9-inch unbaked pie crust
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup top milk
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 3 eggs separated
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 large sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed through sieve


  • Cream margarine until soft.
  • Add salt and sugar and cream until sugar is blended.
  • Add lemon juice and rind.
  • Add beaten egg yolks, cinnamon and sieved potatoes and milk.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
  • Brush pie crust with unbeaten egg white.
  • Pour mixture into pie crust.
  • Bake in hot oven ten minutes then lower temperature to moderate
  • Bake another 40 minutes or until inserted in center comes out clean.

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