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Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Sweet Potato Pie

Creamy, tasty, and insanely delicious SWEET POTATO PIE makes the holidays a lot better. This traditional southern masterpiece made from real sweet potatoes and an indulgent homemade pie crust take “desserts” to another level. Truly a crowd-pleasing comfort food you can easily make at home.
Course Dessert/Snack
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 422kcal
Author Imma



  • Preheat oven to 350 °F. 
  • Line the bottom of pie crust with parchment paper, then add dried beans on top. The beans will ensure that the bottom of the crust does not rise.  
  • Bake for 5-6 minutes in the preheated oven, remove from the oven, and let it cool.   
  • Rinse, peel, and cut the sweet potatoes into chunks, then add to a medium saucepan. Water should cover the potatoes at least an inch.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat and then reduce the heat. Cook until tender and potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork - about 12 minutes or more depending on the size of the potatoes. 
  • Drain water and simmer for about 1 minute or until water has evaporated. 
  • Add to a mixing bowl, mash the potatoes using a handheld mixer. Next, add the remaining ingredients: softened butter, white sugar, brown sugar, evaporated milk, eggs, egg yolk, nutmeg spice, ground ginger spice, cinnamon spice, salt, and vanilla extract. 
  • Continue mixing until all the ingredients have been fully incorporated.
  • Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake for about 40 minutes or until the top is nice and thoroughly browned or when a skewer inserted in the middle of the pie comes out clean. 
  • Remove and serve the top with whipped cream, pecan, and/or caramel sauce for a decadent treat. 
  • Enjoy!


  1. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 319mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 12550IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 2mg