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Hayden’s Sweet Potato Pie

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A beautiful dessert that will please the whole family.

Prep time 50min

Cooking time 1 hours and 40mins


1/2 kg of Northern Star Sweet Potato

1/2 cup of soften butter

1 cup of caster sugar

1/2 cup of milk

2 large eggs

1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Pie Crust – can use already made pastry of use your own.


Place whole sweet potato in a saucepan cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce to medium heat and simmer for 40 to 50mins until tender.

While sweet potato is cooking preheat the oven at 180 degrees.

Once sweet potato are cooked remove from the stove and run under cold water. When cool to touch peel skin and discard skin.

Cut sweet potato into small pieces and place in a food processor. Next add butter and give is a quick blend until its well combined.

Transfer into a mixing bowl then add sugar, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla.

Next use a electric beater and beat on medium speed until smooth and mixed well.

Once mixture is well combine and pour into unbaked pie crust. Place another piece of pie crust on top. Brush with beaten egg and cook for approximately 55 to 66 mins.

Remove from oven and let cool. Serve with whip cream.

Slow cooked Lamb Shanks served with Mashed Sweet Potato

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3 Medium Northern Star Sweet Potato

2 Tablespoon of Butter

1/4 cup of Milk

4 Lamb Shanks

1 Large onion finely chopped

2 – 4 cloves of garlic crushed

2 Carrots peeled and sliced

2 cups of vegetable stock

2 teaspoon brown sugar

2 Tablespoon of tomato paste


  1. Peel northern star sweet potato and chopped into small pieces and place in a saucepan with water and bring to the boil and simmer for 10 to 20 mins until sweet potato are quite soft.
  2. While sweet potato and cooking, fry lamb shanks briefly on frying pan just to make them brown in colour. They do not need to be fully cooked as they will be cooking longer in the slow cooker.
  3. Once lamb shanks have been browned. Add chopped onion and garlic to the bottom of the slow cooker. Then add lamb shanks, carrots, vegetable stock, sugar and tomato paste.
  4. Mix well with a spoon and cook in the slow cooker for 4 to 6 hours or until lamb shanks start falling off bone.
  5. While lamb shanks are cooking drain water from the sweet potato add butter and milk and mash until there are no lumps. If need be you can add more milk if needed to get it to the right consistency.
  6. Once lamb shanks are cooked served immediately with mashed sweet potato.

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