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       Title: SWEET POTATO PIE-Omar the Pieman
  Categories: Pies
       Yield: 8 servings
       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
   Cookbook, copyright 1984. Mix the potatoes with rotary beater until
   they are smooth. Then add the other ingredients to the potatoes and
   beat for 5 minutes. Pour filling into unbaked 9 pie shell, bake for
   40-45 minutes at 350-325. Can also be served with a favorite topping:
   hot rum sauce, ice cream or whipped cream. Walt MM Omar At The Market
      1015    Decatur Street New Orleans, LA