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Harvest Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Harvest Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 391 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 88 mg cholesterol, 307 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Harvest Sweet Potato Pie

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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!"

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"This is a wonderful, flavorful sweet potato pie. I cut back on the sugar and only used 1 cup and it was just right. I used regular pie shells, but the next time I make this recipe I will get deep dish pie shells. I had about one cup of the filling left over."

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2008

"O.K. This is my new FAVORITE recipe. This makes the best sweet potato pie in the world. I will never make it any other way.

Thank you so much for sharing this recipe and I hope you don`t mind, I posted it over at the "Recipe" Forum."

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2008 Edited Aug. 1, 2008

"I`m going to make your pie recipe today. I have been having a hard time finding a recipe that uses a full can of evaporated milk. They all use like 3/4 cup. So I was so happy when I found your recipe. I`ll let you know how it turns out.

Thanks again,

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