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Sweet Potato Pie

This Sweet Potato pie recipe is the best sweet potato pie to make just because you want dessert or holiday dessert. This sweet potato pie is a southern classic, and while pumpkin pie is normally seen as the "it" pie for Thanksgiving dinner, don't skip out on this southern classic! You will love making a sweet potato pie from scratch once you see how easy it is.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Sweet Potato pie, sweet potato pie from scratch
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 364kcal
Author Lauren


Sweet Potato Pie Ingredients

Homemade pie crust ingredients

  • 1 1/4 all-purpose flour plus extra for rolling out
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons butter cold and cut in cubes
  • 1/8 to 1/4 cup ice water


How to Make Sweet Potato Pie

  • Make the homemade pie crust and then put the pie crust in the fridge. If you are making this pie crust recipe you will end up with one pie crust to use and one that you can then store in the freezer or use for another pie recipe.
  • While the pie crust is cooling in the fridge put a pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil. Add the sweet potatoes to the pot and boil for 20 minutes or until they are soft. You will know they are doing boiling when you can stick a knife in them. Drain the water from the sweet potatoes and then allow them to cool a bit. Use a peeler and remove the sweet potato skins.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Add the sweet potatoes into a large bowl. Use a potato masher to mash the sweet potatoes until they are smooth.
  • Add the lemon juice, butter, white sugar, brown sugar, evaporated milk, eggs, flour, nutmeg, ground cinnamon, ground clovers and ground ginger and mix well until everything is combined.
  • Once the sweet potato pie filling is done remove the pie crust from the fridge. Place on a clean area with a sprinkle of flour. Roll the pie crust out so that is is large enough to fit in the pie plate.
  • Place the pie crust into the pie plate and then Crimp edges of the pie crust using your knuckle and finger tips or use a fork to create a pattern around.
  • Pour the sweet potato pie filling into the unbaked pie crust.
  • Bake pie for 50-55 minutes, the cook time will depend on your oven. Check the pie at the 20 minute mark to see how the flaky pie crust is baking, if the top is getting brown quickly, add aluminum foil around it to keep it from burning while the pie finishes baking. You can also use a pie shield to keep the crust from burning while it is baking.
  • Remove the baked pie from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

How to make homemade pie crust

  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar and salt.
  • With the pastry cutter work the butter and flour mixture together until it looks like small pebbles.
  • Add the water little by little and mix with your hands until the dough comes together.
  • Divide the dough into two equal balls and press flat onto plastic wrap.
  • Chill the dough for at lease an hour.


Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 8847IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1mg