Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + chilling


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 20, 2023
This Mississippi sweet potato pie is very popular 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
Southern Sweet Potato Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 sheet refrigerated pie crust
  • 1-2/3 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • Whipped cream, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Unroll crust into a 9-in. pie plate; flute edge. In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour, nutmeg and salt. In a large bowl, beat potatoes, eggs, butter, corn syrup and flour mixture. Gradually stir in milk. Pour into crust.
  2. Bake for 55-60 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. If desired, serve with whipped cream. Refrigerate leftovers.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Leftover unsweetened mashed sweet potatoes work well in this recipe. If you don't have mashed sweet potatoes on hand, prepare them by microwaving or roasting until softened.
  • Corn syrup is an invert sugar, meaning it is liquid in its natural state. This quality helps it stop sugar crystals from forming in frostings, candies and other sweet recipes.
  • Take a look at these other classic Southern recipes.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 piece: 506 calories, 21g fat (12g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 268mg sodium, 75g carbohydrate (56g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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