Harvest Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
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Harvest Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

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We baked pies a few days before holiday gatherings and placed them in a tall pie safe on our back porch. My father called this sweet potato pie recipe "royal pie," fit for a king with its deliciously different flavor. It's a hand-me-down recipe, a treasure in our family. —Fae Fisher, Callao, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes
  • 2 unbaked pastry shells (9 inches)
  • Whipped cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 391 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein


  1. In a bowl, combine first 10 ingredients; mix well. Beat in sweet potatoes. Pour into pie shells. 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 completely. Serve with whipped cream if desired. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Harvest Sweet Potato Pie in Reminisce November/December 1994, p51

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Reviewed Nov. 1, 2015

"Thank you so much for a delicious recipe. Love Sweet Potato Pie, I prefer this more so than pumpkin."

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"The pie is absolutely fabulous. My mother has never tried sweet potatoes pie before, and - have always mentioned how she would enjoy it. Especially because she likes pumpkin pie so much.. She wasn't just pleasantly surprised.. She is hooked !"

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"Fabulous pie, we made it tonight and loved it. I forgot the lemon and it was still good. Next time I may add a little more cinnamon to it. This is the first sweet potato pie we enjoyed, we took some left overs to my dad and he loved it as well."

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012

"Loved this pie. I used fat free evaporated milk. Cut the sugar to 1 cup--but used 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar & 1/2 cup granulated. Has a good texture. Next time I am going to add more cinnamon & pumpkin pie spice. I enjoy a spicey taste."

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"My husband asked for a sweet potato pie for the holidays & I think I've found my staple! This recipe was amazing and I don't even like sweet potato pie! I also forgot to add the vanilla (as I'm 9 months pregnant with baby brain...) but the batter is really sweet enough to hold its own and it's nice and spicy. This is an amazing recipe and I can't wait to make it again! Thanks for submitting it!"

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