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Sweet Potato Pie (3)All Southerners love sweet potato pie!  It is wonderful during the holidays or just anytime you need a great dessert. Sweet Potato Pie is one pie you will make over and over again!

1 cup sweet potatoes, mashed (You can use canned or fresh)
1 stick butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 unbaked 9 inch pie shell
Mash sweet potatoes in a large bowl and mix with butter, eggs, sugars, and milk using a mixer.  Add spices, vanilla, flour and continue mixing.  Pour into an unbaked pie shell and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 50 to 55 minutes until knife inserted into the pie comes out clean.
Note:  1 (1lb.) sweet potato equals 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes if you decide to not use canned sweet potatoes.  The above pie was made with boiling a 1 lb. sweet potato for about 40 minutes until cooked.  Then immediately put under cold water to stop the cooking process, peel and mash for pie.
You can make your crust or use a bought one.  The one above is bought but I sometimes make the crust.  You can find my recipe for pie crusts here.
Your friends and family will love this pie!  Enjoy!
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  1. Michelle Copeland says:

    Can the filling be made a day ahead?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I have not tried making it a day ahead but I see no reason why you couldn’t do that Michelle. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  2. When I make my Sweet Potato Pie I add 1Tbsp good bourbon to it.

  3. So good!! I had enough sweet potatoes to make two pies for Thanksgiving, which was fortunate, because one of them was polished off by my family of four by Thanksgiving night.

  4. I have been looking for sweet potato pie recepie for years. I used to buy them from a lady that made them during the holidays, but she passed away. It was very helpful since I worked in a hospital& didn’t usually had off on a holiday. I will surely try this. Thank you

  5. I had never heard of this, but Kathy made one tonight and WOW is the word of the day.. Now this also could be made with pumpkin I would think also as the spices are an amazing combination.. TY

  6. Georgina Millard says:

    Hi Judy, I am from Australia and am wondering how much a stick of butter or margarine is equal to? I follow your recipes and have made some of them as well. I love sweet potato so I am really looking forward to making your recipe for this pie. I have seen many recipes that I would love to make but you have ingrediants in them that we don’t have here and I’m not sure what to substitute in their place. Thank you for so many new recipes that have been added to my folder.

  7. We Mississippians love our Tater Pies!! Pass the CoolWhip/Whipped Cream, please….Mmmm!

  8. Made this today, couldn’t wait until tomorrow to cut it, had to sample it and it was scrumptious. Have enjoyed many of your recipes.

  9. So is this made from the orange “sweet potato” yam, or the real (white) sweet potato? Hard to tell.

  10. Thank you for this recipe, very delicous pie.

  11. This is a good pie to fix for Thanksgiving. It tastes more like Pumpkin Pie than Sweet potato.

  12. I decided that this recipe will be the very first sweet potato pie that I have ever made. It looks pretty as a picture! Thank you! Happy Turkey Day!

  13. Yum!! My husband is from New York, he had never heard of Sweet Potato Pie. He LOVES them.
    Thanks for the reminder, another pie to add to my Thanksgiving dessert menu 🙂

  14. Sweet! I love this kind of cooking!

  15. Just this morning my husband said he’s like to have sweet potato pie! I’ve never made one so I think I’ll give it a try.

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