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Sweet Potato Pie 3

Ingredients & Directions

3 c Cooked, peeled and
Mashed sweet potatoes
1 Egg
2 tb Melted butter
1/8 ts Cinnamon
1/8 ts Nutmeg
1/2 c Cream
3/4 c Cream
1/2 ts Lemon juice
2 ts Vanilla
Dash salt
1/2 c Sugar
3/4 c Sugar

Omar the Pieman has been vending pies since 1964 after he left sailing the
high seas as a merchant marine. He and his wife, Haneefah, decided to
provide for their family in a traditional way by baking delicious homemade
pies and cakes.

In August of 1964 Omar left on his first route through the historic streets
of New Orleans’ French Quarter. As he went along shouting, “Pieman, pieman
… delicious, fresh-baked pies,” his outgoing and friendly character, as
well as his pies, became known and enjoyed by French Quarter residents.

In his 20 years of business, Omar the Pieman, has been vending in the
French Quarter, at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Bastille
Celebration and now finally from his own little “home, sweet home” kitchen
in The Marketplace. Throughout the week from 9:30 to 5:30 his son, Omar
Ibn, delivers trays of velvety smooth pies baked daily by his mother,
Haneefah (the lady behind the scenes). She was once quoted, “I won’t let
one pie out of my sight unless the crust melts in my mouth and the fillings
are at their best.”

Taken from the sadly out-of-print New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

8 Servings

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