Sweet Potato Pie

1 nine inch pie shell
2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes
2 eggs, well beaten
1 1/4 cups milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons rum flavoring
4 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Combine the ingredients in a large bowl and beat until smooth and well blended. Pour into pie shell. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 300 degrees F. and bake for about 50 minutes more or until the filling is firm.

Secret: If you want your crust to turn out flaky and crisp, not soggy, lightly brush egg whites onto the pie crust NO YELLOW and bake for 3 to 5 minutes at 350 degrees, remove from the oven and let cool to room temp. and then add the filling and follow the baking instructions above.