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Mom-Mom’s White Potato Pie

My Mom-Mom Beatrice taught me how to make a white potato pie when I was 12 years old. I always remembered the recipe and I make it every holiday for parties. The staff at work has fallen in love with it—so much that they actually order pies from me every holiday season! —Loretta Hooks, Dover, Delaware
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 50 min.+ cooling
  • Makes
    2 pies (8 servings each)


  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 2 frozen deep-dish pie crusts (9 inches)
  • 3 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle half the mixture in the bottoms of both pie crusts; bake until lightly browned, 7-10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until tender, about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain.
  • In a large bowl, mash potatoes with butter; beat until fluffy. Add eggs, condensed milk and vanilla; mix well. Stirring continuously, slowly add evaporated milk; mix until smooth. Add remaining sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; mix well. Pour potato mixture into prepared crusts; do not over-fill. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake until pie is set or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack 1 hour before serving. If desired, sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Using a food mill or potato ricer to mash the potatoes will produce a very smooth filling.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 slice: 308 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 168mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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    • Foodie
      Jul 15, 2019

      In response to previous reviewer, both kinds of milk are used with instructions included for each kind.

    • CarolWarden
      Jul 14, 2019

      Julie the ingredients call for both Sweetened Condensed Milk and Evaporated Milk.

    • alicelucille
      Jul 14, 2019

      read the recipe again, both are listed in ingredients and in directions,

    • Julie
      Jul 11, 2019

      The ingredients call for Sweetened Condensed Milk but in the directions it calls for Evaporated Milk? They are very different ingredients-which should we use?