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Lemony Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
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Lemony Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

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For a finger-licking finale to any holiday meal, I turn to this light and luscious sweet potato pie laced with just a hint of lemon. Funny how folks always seem able to find room for this delectable dessert! - Peggy West Georgetown, Delaware
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • Whipped cream

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 407 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 209 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. Press mashed sweet potatoes through a sieve or food mill. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, water, butter and extracts. Stir in the sugar and sweet potatoes. Pour into shell.
  2. Bake at 375° for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cover edges with foil during the last 20 minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary. Cool on a wire rack. Serve pie with whipped cream. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Lemony Sweet Potato Pie in Taste of Home December/January 2005, p34

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

"Very good and easy to make the lemon flavor threw me off a lil but it was actually a pleasant surprise. Definitely recommend you at least try it once before judging it. I'm glad I did!"

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

"Been making this for years! Best sweet potato pie recipe out there. I don't wait till thanksgiving to make it, I enjoy it all year round! :)"

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2013

"This pie is now part of my family thanksgiving every year. Is in very high demand by all my friends and family at all out get togethers. It's wonderfully yummy. I just use canned sweet potatoes it's so easy!"

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2012

"The best sweet potato pie ever!"

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