Southern Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
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Southern Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

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This recipe is very popular here in the South. It's a particular favorite at our house because we always have plenty of sweet potatoes in our garden. Try it with a dollop of whipped cream. —Bonnie Holcomb, Fulton, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 513 calories, 21g fat (12g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 290mg sodium, 77g carbohydrate (54g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, nutmeg and salt. In a large bowl, beat the potatoes, eggs, corn syrup, butter and sugar mixture. Gradually stir in milk. Pour into pastry shell.
  2. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Southern Sweet Potato Pie in Country October/November 1994, p51

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Debra12345 User ID: 8636152 238054
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2015

"I love it made it several times"

auntsansan User ID: 8605667 237559
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2015

"Yes yes yes..i tweeked it just a little bit...1/2tsp.nutmeg and add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract optional you can add .....................1 /2teaspoon of lemon extract,,,,,along with the VANILLA...its called crossing the flavor...... it must be lemon extract or lemon oil it CAN NOT imitation lemon EXTRACT."

lady4life User ID: 8470827 230620
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2015

"I baked it and loved it..very tasty without strong flavor of cinnamon and nutmeg..just sweet enough!"

Marisela419 User ID: 7395802 226636
Reviewed May. 20, 2015

"I had the best sweet potato pie from Mrs. Ramsey mother of our own hall of fame basketball star but she was more famous for a lot of us for her cooking and this recipe is darn near closes to it . My family loves it"

conley8 User ID: 7457924 217376
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"I always cook sweet potatoe pies for my family for Thanksgiving an Christmas but this year I wanted to try taste of home recipe I did and my family loved it of course I added a little more sugar but for the most part it was worth it. Thank you taste of home."

chelley82 User ID: 8188067 216252
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"This was my husband and I 1st time making a sweet potato pie and We both agree that the pie is definitely not sweet enough and missing some main ingredients we made a 2nd one and we left out the flour and add cinnamon and brown sugar and a little more nutmeg with some vanilla extract and more sweet potatoes and ole boy was it delicious"

tlbrkb User ID: 8187322 216195
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"I just made these pies today for the second time. I would suggest as I have done both times to add 2 or more cups of sweet potatoes and cut back on a bit of the sugar. Other than that, this pie is so so so good!!"

Ulifleur User ID: 7720441 21267
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"way too sweet... 2/3 c sugar would have been enough. Do you even test these recipes?"

Blissen17 User ID: 7913973 29097
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2014

"The recipe is amzing the sweet potato pie was divine"

Mrsatj User ID: 1860234 21264
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2014

"Best potato pie I have ever had."

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