Classic Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
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Classic Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

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Paul Azzone relies on this simple but special deep-dish pie to provide a down-home finish to hearty autumn meals served at home in Shoreham, New York. Pecans and pumpkin pie spice make this one comforting seasonal classic.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-2/3 cups pie crust mix
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons cold water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) sweet potatoes, drained
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Whipped topping and additional chopped pecans, toasted, optional


  1. In a small bowl, combine pie crust mix and pecans. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Roll out to fit a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Flute edges; set aside.
  2. In a food processor, combine the eggs, sweet potatoes, milk, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and salt; blend until smooth. Pour into pastry.
  3. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake 30-35 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Garnish with whipped topping and toasted pecans if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Pie in Simple & Delicious September/October 2006, p48

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Reviewed Nov. 26, 2015

"Just made this pie for thanksgiving 2015....Yum, I used Whipping Cream instead of Sweet Milk, and real organic sweet potatoes, hate some can foods, also added a little grated nutmeg, YUMMMMMMMM"

Reviewed Aug. 28, 2014

"I have made this quite a few times and everyone loves it and wants the recipe. If i'm short on time I just use a frozen ready made pie crust and it still taste great. This is a Keeper recipe"

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

"Could it get any better? No! The can sweet potatoes make this super easy to prepare. And your getting a veggie/dessert in one!"

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2009

"Delicious! I received raves for this pie, and it couldn't be easier to make."

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2008

"The Recipe for this seems amazing!!! Any way I could substitute the 2 cans of Sweet Potato for 2 cans of Pumpkin?"

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