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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," because he thought it was fit for a king. It's a treasured hand-me-down family recipe. —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 piece: 391 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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Faye User ID: 8972305 257064
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2016

"Made this pie today,one of my favorites. This is my 3rd year with this recipe. Thank you!"

mwagbe User ID: 7794609 257032
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2016

"As someone who grew up eating sweet potato pie I want to say that your recipe looks great! I didn't eat my first bite of pumpkin pie until I was in Junior High and having it for our Thanksgiving meal dessert. I still don't know why anyone would prefer it over sweet potato!!! :) I have my own family recipe for sweet potato pie but I will make yours one day and when I do, I promise not to change your recipe and then leave you comments. Once you change the recipe your comments are about another recipe! :)


linda granados User ID: 4837435 236137
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2015

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

portland9 User ID: 7512286 70422
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 !"

Sharpie88 User ID: 7159235 201756
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."

[email protected] User ID: 1613574 16264
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."

JessGuinan User ID: 5140822 40825
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!"

connie13 User ID: 2015089 42823
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."

[email protected] User ID: 295582 15117
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."

[email protected] User ID: 295582 42749
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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