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Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Southern Sweet Potato Pie is a southern tradition for fall and Thanksgiving. It’s a simple pie made from fresh sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, flour and fall spices.

Slice of Southern Sweet Potato Pie topped with whipped cream.

In a buttery pie crust with a dollop of whipped cream, this southern dessert is a memorable one.

Sweet potato pies have a very similar taste and texture to pumpkin pie, but I prefer sweet potato pie. Typically a pie made with sweet potato is a little lighter in texture and sweeter with less spice and I think sweet potato pies are more buttery.

Ask any southerner and they will tell you that sweet potato pie is greatly superior to pumpkin pie.

Slice of pie on a plate with sweet potatoes in background.

Tips for making Southern Sweet Potato Pie:

  • I love to use this Flaky Pie Crust recipe, but a store-bought pie crust or your favorite homemade one is just fine.
  • You’ll need 1 cup of mashed sweet potato for this recipe. I bake a few medium to large sweet potatoes until they are very soft. Let them cool and then peel the skin off. Hand mash them really well.
  • Instead of baking them, you could peel the sweet potatoes, cube them, and boil them in water until soft, but I find they have better flavor if you bake them.
  • This pie is done when it jiggles in the center just slightly when you shake it.
  • Can be served chilled or at room temperature.

Southern Sweet Potato Pie slice topped with whipped cream.

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Slice of Southern Sweet Potato Pie topped with whipped cream.

Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Southern Sweet Potato Pie is a southern tradition for fall and Thanksgiving. It's a simple pie made from fresh sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, flour and fall spices.

PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 55 mins
SERVINGS: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place sweet potato and butter in a mixing bowl and use an electric mixer to beat until smooth.
  • Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, milk, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and flour. Beat until smooth.
  • Pour into pie crust. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until center is set.

Notes

I like to refrigerate this pie before serving, but you can serve it warm.
Use either a homemade pie crust, refrigerated or frozen pie crust.
My favorite way to make mashed sweet potato is to bake them until very soft, peel the skins off and then mash them. Two medium to large sweet potatoes should be enough for 1 cup of mashed sweet potato.

Nutrition

Calories: 387kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: pie, Thanksgiving

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33 thoughts on “Southern Sweet Potato Pie”

  1. Dayna Hohmann

    This was absolutely the best Sweet Potato Pie recipe I’ve ever had, Easy to make and it was delicious warm and after being refrigerated. Definitely bake the potatoes instead of using boiled or canned!!

  2. The feedback I’ve gotten on this recipe is phenomenal!! Best sweet potato pie ever. This has replaced pumpkin pie in my house!!

  3. I love sweets!!!!!!……however this one is very sweet like too sweet and I never ate a full pie. I made two line I always do and I always eat both (with sweet regret). I’ve remade them and reduced the sugar so we shall see. Other than that this is one of the best sweet potato pies I’ve made. I was concerned the texture was runny didn’t believe it would set but it baked perfectly!!!!

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