Easy Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

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"I've been preparing this glazed pecan-topped pie for so long that I can't recall when I came across the combination of ingredients my family liked best," relates Anita Ammerman of Albemarle, North Carolina. "It always draws lots of compliments."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes (about 3 potatoes)
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup pecan halves

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 498 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 171mg sodium, 88g carbohydrate (61g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine sugar, flour, milk, egg and vanilla. Stir in the sweet potatoes. Pour into pastry shell. For glaze, combine the sugar, flour, butter and milk; drizzle over sweet potato mixture. Garnish with pecans. Cover edges or pastry loosely with foil.
  2. Bake at 375° for 45 minutes. Remove foil; bake 15 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Pie in Quick Cooking December 2000, p17

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Orbs User ID: 7287623 239146
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2015

"My husband talked with a guy he was playing basketball with the day before Thanksgiving, who told him how good sweet potato pie is. I looked up this recipe on delicious! We went to the store on Thanksgiving and made your recipe. Thank you, Anita, for sharing this recipe."

Kevesmith User ID: 8642370 238411
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2015

"I created an account just to comment that this is recipe is amazing! Sweet Potato pie is my all time favorite, and I've tried several recipes that have disappointed. None of them were ever this simple and straight forward, or tasty!"

abmcatmommy User ID: 7990430 105037
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"I woke up today wanting a sweet potato pie, but due to having a medical procedure done a few days ago I needed something easy. Tried this pie and loved it. It is much better than my usual recipe. This is now my go to recipe. Delicious!! Thanks for sharing recipe."

scent4U User ID: 2360192 105032
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"Excellent pie. It's easy to make and so yummy."

navyman6 User ID: 6961282 75311
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2012

"This is one of the best Sweet Potato pies I have ever eaten. This will be on my menu every holiday and probably when it is not a holiday, I like it that much."

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