Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
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Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

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This creamy dessert is subtly spiced and slices beautifully! -North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 372 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs; mix well. Add milk, sweet potatoes, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; mix well. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake 35-40 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Pie in Taste of Home October/November 1994, p17

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lindaoak User ID: 8807602 245540
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2016

"This turned out totally yummy

I subbed nut milk, added fresh ginger and made a cookie crumb crust; everything else is as listed.
While it baked, I was dubious because it sort of smelled like bubble gum, but once it cooled, it had a whole new aroma.
Tasted great, slices beautifully. Topped mine with yogurt."

Erucker User ID: 8674167 240099
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"It's really really Goooood!!!??????????"

gladys2233 User ID: 8645017 238588
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2015

"Substituted my leftover Thanksgiving sweet potatoes that already contained butter, brown sugar, allspice and melted marshmallows for the ones in the recipe. The result? Perfection! And nothing gone to waste!"

NCMtnrose User ID: 2650529 238354
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2015

"For Sweet Potato Pie newbies, or those who didn't care for this recipe, it isn't supposed to be as heavily spiced as pumpkin. Fresh sweet potatoes are better than canned "yams". Also, if you bake your potatoes instead of boiling, you won't have to worry as much about a soggy crust."

littlebeth101 User ID: 8641191 238339
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2015

"I've made many sweet potato pies over the years and this is by far the best recipe I've ever used. I didn't change any ingredients. BTW you may need to increase your baking time depending on your altitude and your own oven. I increased baking time by ten minutes and it was perfect. If you are a novice pie crust maker, I'd suggest the Crisco pie crust recipe. It's my standby pie crust and super easy. Thank you for this great recipe."

DaniMarieMile User ID: 8640575 238316
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2015

"I've made 4 ot these, and they are prrfect. This recipe keeps the filling very light and it does not sink after baking. It is very good but be sure to bake your sweet potatoes until the sugar carmelizes, and let them sit overnight before removing the skin and pulping. This will make the pies taste super super good and sweet."

Layne1996 User ID: 8617989 237384
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"Not the best recipe"

Bakerlady55 User ID: 8205036 237314
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2015

"Good recipe, going to make it.."

Reginakabis User ID: 8575186 235644
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2015

"First time using this site."

PieGal1954 User ID: 8584108 235509
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2015

"Delicious ! I used our Texas Roadhouse left over Sweet Pots; removed the drier portions and mashed them very well. I may skip Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving !

My gas oven, which is not particularly "fast", only took 35 min. 15 @ 425 and 20 @ 350. Edges of crust were covered until last 15 min.
This pie has a very creamy, thick custard-like texture.
I've made 100s and 100s of pies in my lifetime & this will be made again and again !!!!"

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