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.
In a buttery pie crust with a dollop of whipped cream, this southern dessert is a memorable one.
Sweet Potato Pie vs Pumpkin Pie
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.
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.
More Sweet Potato Recipes
- Sweet Potato Cream Cheese Bars
- Lightened-Up Sweet Potato Pie
- Sweet Potato Waffles
- Sweet Potato Pancakes with Marshmallow Sauce
- Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes
- 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
- 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.