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Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

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


  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large 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)


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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pinkied User ID: 5969917 269476
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2017

"This is very much like my mom,s recipe, it's a keeper."

Danny User ID: 9114154 263725
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2017

"This pie turned out perfect. I will definitely use this recipe again."

Verna User ID: 8998507 260708
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2017

"I absolutely LOVE this pie! My husband and I do not add processed sugar to our foods, but we were hosting Christmas dinner for extended family, and we wanted a pie. I decided to give this recipe a try and to use Japanese sweet potatoes, which are much more sweet than your general sweet potato, and OH MY GRACIOUS!!!. I also added ginger to our recipe. I was pretty sure my husband and I would be happy with the pies because we were not expecting a sugary sweet taste. What did surprise me was that our entire family really enjoyed it. My sister (in-law) who DOES like a sugary pie taste, loved the pie so much that she asked to take a pie home. Even our children, who do eat processed sugar, in moderation, thought the pie was outstanding! Since then I have made pies in bulk (4 to 5 at a time) and freeze them, but they don't last long!"

erinshea1982 User ID: 7151030 257477
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2016

"Made this for the first time on Thanksgiving. It was amazing! I topped with a marshmallow meringue!"

Lisa User ID: 8968357 256802
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2016

"I followed directions exactly and pie burned. The crust and the top of pie burned. I will not try again. Try for a better recipe."

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 !!!!"

kitchenqueen750 User ID: 8302409 223257
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2015

"I loved this recipie, although i did tweek it a little bit.. I used sweetened condensed milk...added sour cream and apple pie spice...i also added an extra 1/4 cup of sugar...delicious!!!!!"

EBidd11 User ID: 8194023 216573
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"Best recipe ever! Instead of evaporated milki used eagle brand."

Single_meh11 User ID: 8180140 215755
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"I hope u all recipe is right cause I'm doing this for Christmas"

wjackson52 User ID: 8158089 214873
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"This sooo good"

wayne409 User ID: 8150784 214528
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2014

"This pie recipe is awesome"

lena_rgv User ID: 8129458 7912
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

"I used your recipe but instead of using a pie crust, I used cupcake liners and made a Graham cracker crust. I also topped it off with almond slices and a home made soft caramel custer. My family loved it!"

dbyrnside User ID: 8129175 7910
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

"Did not vary the receipt at all and it is fantastic!"

dwad65 User ID: 8128928 7909
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

"I cooked this pie for Thanksgiving dinner 2014 and it was perfect. The next time I make it I will add 1/2 cup of brown sugar and a little more vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg."

early123456 User ID: 8125157 10223
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

"Love it"

ThrowDownQueen User ID: 7927244 5734
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

"This pie was BANGN:-). Used all ingredients and adjusted it to my liking. Baked 2 pies for my Aunt and Cousin and they loved it. Will definitely make this pie again. These hands aren't blessed for nothing. 5 star rating for my 5 star skills. God Bless :-)"

MzRobin User ID: 8125187 7638
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"This right Right here. Is just the boom. I've made this ,just picking this bu chance,,, and "who make the BEST sweet potatoe pie" Bam! This chick right here,,,"

rainahjanay User ID: 8099270 4200
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2014

"I used this to make my first sweet potatoe pie. Mine turned out amazing and I am so proud of myself. My husband said "they are selling quality". I did change the recipe a little....

I baked the sweet potatoes so they'd retain their natural sweetness and not absorb too much water. I also added a half cup light brown sugar. I doubled the vanilla, cinnamon, and added an extra pinch of nutmeg. Lol! Great starter recipe, just taste and add until its where u want it to be."

sndflee User ID: 8061757 199802
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2014

"Excellent recipe! Awesome"

shorton25 User ID: 8057988 199801
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"I loved it. I added a little more cinnamon and topped with marshmallows. I'm from the South and that's the way we like it."

S5960589 User ID: 8036919 12780
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2014

"No where does it say boil the sweet potatoes until soft. Then peel. There was little sweetness to the pie.I have been making pies over 60 years. These are just my suggestions."

heaty89 User ID: 6675815 7102
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2014

"This is my first time ever making/ ever having sweet potato pie so I don't know what to compare with. I just felt like it lacked flavor, maybe more spice would be needed? It doesn't seem very sweet either, but maybe that's just sweet potato pie! For me it was just alright. My husband and his family loved it though, so that is why I gave it 4 stars."

Jessieblue87 User ID: 7916546 7005
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2014


DeDavis70 User ID: 7607466 7635
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2014

"Excellent!!! My husband and our children loved it! :)"

lauraseward111 User ID: 5169519 8093
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"Best pie we've ever eaten! It was so creamy and custard-y and delicious! I steamed the sweet potatoes by roasting them in foil, then I mixed all ingredients in the blender for a smooth, creamy pie filling. Great recipe, this will be a go-to for many years to come!"

mlmaas User ID: 7573684 7668
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

"Fabulous!!! I used white sweet potato, instead of the standard orange yam, and it came out most excellent! White sweet potatoes are a bit sweeter and the flesh is a bit finer, like a regular baking potato. I look forward to the next time, where I will use the orange yam instead."

amyahlenius User ID: 7502185 7101
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2013

"This pie is so easy and good!!"

SavedinKY User ID: 7542759 7908
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"I love Sweet Potato pie and this is one of the best and easiest recipes to follow. It is absolutely delicious! I doubled the recipe and used "deep dish" pie shells."

Vicks6 User ID: 5093215 7025
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"I have never made a sweet potato pie, and tried this one. I took to a meeting to share with others. It was a winner!! Use a DEEP dish pie shell."

lighthouse1104 User ID: 169133 5719
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2013

"I tried it and everyone loved it"

Thetrampslady User ID: 7013218 12778
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2013

"My family loves this pie. I have tried others but this one got more votes. I love that its simple and richer. I used a slightly deeper dish for it and it worked great. I will be making it again for sure."

minimoon User ID: 7053523 7633
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"Just to clarify: I doubled the recipe and used TWO deep dish crusts."

minimoon User ID: 7053523 6980
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"Just made this pie. My first Sweet Potato pie (made or tasted). It's a wonderful pie! I doubled the recipe and used a deep dish crust. My non-pumpkin pie eaters loved it."

Gwen70dolyn User ID: 6979454 6363
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2012

"I make it every year for the holidays. I love it!!!"

A13 User ID: 6893613 2969
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"I made it, everyone loves it, and I make it a lot when the sweet potato harvest is in. I can honestly say this is the best sweet potato pie recipe I have ever tried. The only minor problem was that the filling is a little too much so if you aren't careful you can spill the filling while you put it in the oven. But still, very very good!"

summersbd User ID: 3558176 199800
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"Tried it; loved it and will definitely make it again!!!"

brazenlove User ID: 5575037 2965
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2010

"I made this yesterday as dessert for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it! :) gonna make some more soon"

jknight0012 User ID: 2594888 199799
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2009

"I love to make this pie. easy to to put together and tastes superb. I also love to put chopped peacans on top the last 10-15 minutes of baking."

vines554u User ID: 4385896 8173
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2009

"great pie, one of the best i have ever made or eaten. my family just loved it !"

scorpdelght User ID: 2716861 2922
Reviewed May. 24, 2009

"This was my first sweet potato pie and my family, co-workers and neighbors loved it. I am making it again for memorial day. I would change nothing."

Darmok User ID: 1991274 7907
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2008

"Be sure to use a "deep dish" pie shell or you'll waste a portion of the filling."

charicestep User ID: 3422503 7003
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2008

"Thanks for the recipe my family really enjoyed it.

The Williams family GA."

GreedyGirl_TX User ID: 2489442 10370
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2007

" I love sweet potato pie. Thanks for the recipe.

HOW did you add the 'view this recipe now' link? "

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