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This Southern Sweet Potato Pie is an heirloom recipe loved for generations! A delicious Southern favorite made with simple ingredients and perfect for Thanksgiving!
Sweet Potato Pie has been a well-loved dessert here in the South for generations and is gaining popularity in other regions now, too. I think it’s wonderful that many more people are trying – and loving – this classic southern pie! Like Sweet Potato Casserole, it is a definite family favorite!
Southern Sweet Potato Pie
Sweet Potato Pie is a delicious southern classic and one of my favorite pie recipes! It’s simple, creamy and delicious and is absolutely perfect in the fall – or anytime! This pie recipe is a family recipe passed down from my great grandmother. It’s a favorite at family suppers during the fall and has always been a part of my family’s Thanksgiving dessert table!
What Makes Sweet Potato Pie a Favorite Pie Recipe?
Easy to Make Ahead: Time is precious during the holidays or before big family meals and this is easy to make ahead of time!
Made with a Few Simple Ingredients: There are only a few simple ingredients in the filling for this pie. Chances are, if you have sweet potatoes on hand, then you probably already have the other ingredients for the filling in your pantry, too!
Mild, Simple Flavors: There are no spices added to this pie. The flavor comes from the creamy sweet potatoes and the buttery, flaky pie crust. My recipe is like many other traditional, old fashioned southern sweet potato pies in this way. Other recipes may use various spices, making them very similar to pumpkin pie. While I make and love pumpkin pie too, I don’t use those same spices in this pie. If you prefer, you can absolutely add ground cinnamon, ginger, and/ or ground nutmeg or even a teaspoon of my pumpkin pie spice to this recipe.
Baked Sweet Potatoes Make the Best Pie
First things first. You will want to bake sweet potatoes for the pie. Baked sweet potatoes provide a creamier texture and a deeper flavor and richness to the pie that boiled sweet potatoes just does not provide in my opinion.
How to Make the Best Sweet Potato Pie
Sweet Potato Pie Ingredients
- Sweet Potatoes – I like to use medium sweet potatoes.
- Butter – Softened butter will mix more easily into the baked sweet potatoes when making this pie.
- Sugar – My family has traditionally used granulated sugar for this pie. If you are looking for a brown sugar version, I’ve included how to make it later in this article and in the recipe notes.
- Vanilla extract – The vanilla extract enhances the flavor of the pie. I do recommend using pure vanilla extract rather than imitation vanilla flavoring as I believe you can taste the difference in the baked pie.
- Eggs – You’ll need 2 large eggs for this pie recipe. I also like to have them at room temperature to mix into the pie filling more easily.
- Milk – Use your preference of whole milk, heavy cream, or evaporated milk in this recipe. You will not want to use a lower fat content milk.
- Unbaked Pie Crust – There is NO need to pre-bake these pie crusts. While I hope you try my homemade pie crust recipe, you can also use your favorite 9-inch pie crusts from the store if you wish.
Step by Step Instructions
This pie is so simple to make! Here’s how I make it:
Bake Sweet Potatoes. Once baked and slightly cooled, peel the skins off of the sweet potatoes and place them into a large mixing bowl.
Make the Sweet Potato Pie Filling. Heat oven to 350º F. Mash the peeled sweet potatoes with the softened butter. Add the sugar(s) and the vanilla extract and mix until well combined and pour in the milk and eggs. Mix until the mixture is well combined. I use a simple potato masher, but you can also use an electric mixer if you prefer.
Bake the Pie. Pour the pie filling mixture into unbaked pie crust. Bake until the center of the pie is just set and does not jiggle in the center when moved, about 60 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
Serve. Serve slightly warm or allow to cool to room temperature and store in the refrigerator to serve later.
How to Serve
This pie is delicious served perfectly plain, but I also love to serve this pie with a few toppings:
- Homemade Whipped Cream
- Toasted Marshmallow Fluff
- Homemade Ice Cream
- Salted Caramel Sauce
Can You Make Sweet Potato Pie Ahead of Time?
Yes! You cake easily make your pie ahead of time. I think besides it tasting fabulous, this is another reason it is such a favorite pie recipe!
How to Store Sweet Potato Pie
Once baked, allow the pie to cool completely. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Can You Freeze Sweet Potato Pie?
Yes! It freezes beautifully!
Allow the pie to cool completely and then store the pie in a freezer-safe container covered well with foil and freeze for up to 3 months. To serve, thaw the frozen pie in the refrigerator overnight. Then, slice and serve as normal.
Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Pie
To make this pie a brown sugar sweet potato pie, you simply have to modify the sugar used. Rather than 1 cup of granulated sugar, use instead:
- ¾ cup brown sugar (light or dark)
Follow the rest of the recipe as given.
More Favorite Fall Pie Recipes
Here’s the recipe for my family’s Sweet Potato Pie. I hope you love it as much as we do.
Southern Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
- 3 medium sweet potatoes, baked
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs beaten
- 1/2 cup milk whole or evaporated
- 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust
- whipped cream
- marshmallow fluff
- Bake the sweet potatoes. Preheat the oven to 400º F. Scrub the sweet potatoes until clean, prick them 4 to 5 times with a fork. Place onto a baking sheet and bake for 45 – 50 minutes until the sweet potatoes are tender when pricked with a toothpick. Remove from the oven and allow to cool until they can easily be handled. Peel the skin from the sweet potatoes and place the sweet potatoes into a large mixing bowl. Reduce the oven heat to 350º F.3 medium sweet potatoes, baked
- Make the Pie Filling. Add butter to the sweet potatoes and mash until smooth. Add the sugar(s) to the sweet potatoes and mix until well combined. Add the vanilla extract, milk, and the eggs. Mix until well combined. Pour into the unbaked pie crust.½ cup butter, 1 cup granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 2 large eggs, ½ cup milk, 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust
- Bake the Pie. Bake the pie until the center of the pie is set, about 1 hour. Remove the pie from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
- Serve. Serve the pie warm or allow to cool before slicing. Top with whipped cream (or your favorite topping) and serve.whipped cream
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I love sweet potato pie especially when it is made without all the pumpkin pie spices. Just good ole butter and vanilla is all it needs.
I couldn’t agree more, Marci!!! No spices needed at all.
I agree with you Marci that’s the best way so good!
I think I would love your Aunt Ellen. ; ) YUM!
You would. Her rolls are pretty amazing too.
Is that the actual picture of it Robin?
Yes, Tony. It’s an old picture from when my blog was sort of new, but it’s an actual picture of a pie I made. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks!
I am loving all this fall food! Family recipes are the best!
Tried and true family recipes are the best! I always like to pull out the old family recipes around the holidays too.
Love sweet potato pie, and love that this one is not “gussied-up” to taste like pumpkin pie!!! Simple but delicious! Giggling….naw!!!!!! Thanks Robyn
What a lovely sweet potato pie. Just saying the words makes me smile!
I’ve always wondered about sweet potato pie. Do you know I’ve NEVER made it? It looks so custardy and delicious!
I love sweet potato pie. That is something my Mom always made for the holidays. This recipe looks delicious. Blessings, Deborah
so simple and so delicious. i will always pick sweet potato pie over pumpkin pie.
Me too, Brandi!
I’ve never had sweet potato pie before… But, I absolutely adore sweet potatoes. I will definitely have to give this a try this fall.
I can’t wait to hear how you like it, Jen!
This is almost identicial to my Mom’s famous Sweet Potato Pie which I now make. They have brought $65 each at auction church!!! Never seen this recipe anywhere else. It will simply melt in your mouth. No spices in sweet potato pie for me!!!
Aren’t they best? It’s one of my favorite recipes of hers.
this is an interesting recipe …the color is so lovely
I chose this recipe because I wanted something different than the usual sweet potato pie with cinnamon and nutmeg, you know all the traditional pumpkin pie spices. I was impressed by the simple ingredients and the clever use of milk. I tried a little of the batter and really liked how creamy and perfectly balanced it tastes. My pies are baking right now and I can’t wait to share them with my family!
This recipe is too bland without the other spices. I have a Virginia cook book with a recipe similar to yours,,,
The spices enhance the flavor not trying to duplicate pumpkin pie.
Spices ruin the taste of Southern Sweet Potato pie. This is the perfect recipe.
Thank you for posting a true sweet potato pie recipe without the spices!!
Thanks, Lori. My family has always loved this pie.
This recipe is identical to my moms sweet potato pie ! I couldn’t wait to have a slice of this delicious pie! I make this pie now for my family mom has passed but her recipe and memories of a warm loving mother busy in her kitchen are cherished in my heart! Emily (mom) you were the best cook ever and you taught me my cooking skills so thanks mom!❤️????????
What wonderful memories, Wanda! So great you have those to treasure! Take care! xo
Just made 2 sweet potato pies they look delicious. Can’t wait for them to cool so i can enjoy !!
My favorite pie!!
Now you have me craving this pie this afternoon, Jo Ann! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks!
You need a little nutmeg in there to spice it up or allspice
I tried it, but halved the sugar. I also used brown sugar. Everyone loved it. The simplest recipes are the best!
Glad everyone enjoyed it Elizabeth! Thanks!
Well I love this recipe, minus all the sugar, would cut out 2 cups and just use the 3/4 cups yum Thank you
MY MOM, WAS BORN IN BESS, AL. THIS IS THE SAME RECIPE, THAT SHE WOULD USE. AND OUR FAMILY GREW UP ON THIS. SHE WOULD,EYEBALL,…SHE DIDN’T MEASURE, AND GO WITH THE TASTE. WHEN A FAMILY MEMBER WAS SCROLLING, SHE SAID, THIS LOOKS JUST LIKE GRANDMA JONES PIE! WHAT A WONDERFUL RECIPE, THAT WE HAVE IN COMMON! THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS WE, STILL USE CAN PET MILK. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
It was delicious
I made this and it was my first time ever making sweet potato pie. This recipe is great. It’s very easy and tastes amazing. I did add about 1 tsp of cinnamon to it as well as everything else and they came out great.
So glad you enjoyed it, Stephanie! Thanks!
This is how true sweet potato pie is suppose to taste. So many people think adding all the spices are the key, but you are suppose to taste just the vanilla, sugar and the sweet potatoes. This is how my mom made them. That’s true southern cooking.
Thanks so much Tempie!
I did use your recipe, and added a touch of nutmeg, cinnamon, 2 tsp of lemon extract and 2 tsp of vanilla.
This was my Moms recipe, I get request for it all the time. The best Sweet Potato Pie ever, I will pass it along!
This recipe is nearly the same as my Husband’s Grandmother’s, she used undiluted evaporated milk. My husband thinks it’s absolutely the only way to make Sweet Potato Pie.
It is a delicious pie – I have to agree with your husband! 😉
I hope you enjoy it! Thanks Lynn! xo
Tried this for the first time, simply cos there’s no evaporated milk in it (I didn’t have any and I am NOT going it to go some). Is it supposed to be super runny when it goes in? We made it sans crust so it wasn’t a big deal and it’s cooked pretty well, just wondering?
It shouldn’t be “super” runny, but it may be a bit runny until it bakes. It sounds like it turned out as it should if it’s already cooked well. Hope you enjoyed it! Thanks!
Fantastic THE BEST
Thank you Margo! xo
It was amazing!
Great pie! Just the one I was looking for, non- spicy. Will be my go to recipe. Used Mississippi Reds potatoes my sister-in- law gave me. Good choice, small, moist, tender and sweet. Baked two for Thanksgiving 2018. Thanks!
Thanks so much! xo
This pie was delicious. My family loved it. My mother who is 90 said my pie was better than the ones she made. I cooked two for Thanksgiving, and I am making two more today
Thanks so much Glenda! Glad you enjoyed it! xo
Are the 3 cups of sweet potatoes measured when cubed or mashed?
Measure the 3 cups of the cubed sweet potatoes. Enjoy, Jennifer!
This recipe makes 2 pies with 3 cups of sweet potatoes. So for 6 pies that’s 9 cups. I can’t remember all the details of my mom and grandma recipes. They taught and never wrote down recipes. I have no girls but my son loves to cook and is cooking and writing down the recipes. I have been using yours as a help guide. Thank you for your recipes they have been delicious.
Best sweet potato pie ever. It was delicious.
Thanks Vivian! xo
Second time making this recipe
Very delicious. Hazel
Thanks Hazel! xo
Can you use canned sweet potatoes? If so how many cans
I’ve not used canned yams in this recipe, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work, Crystal!
I’ve never made sweet potato pie before, but guess who has 2 in the oven now…. I can’t wait to see how good I did. I’m dying to brag to everyone. Sweet potato is my favorite.
What kind of milk is used?
Made the pies today.. Didn’t use 3 cups of sugar.because after 1 and half cup it was really sweet so stopped..Pies was great….
I’ve looked for 15 years for a recipe that seems to be like the one my Nana made me and finally I found your recipe. I’m going to make it today!! I have a very strong feeling that it’s going to hit the nail on the head with your recipe. Thanks
I’m happy you found this recipe, Jennifer. This has been a favorite for several generations in my family. Hope you enjoy!
This is the recipe I was looking for! I don’t like my sweet potato pie with all of the spices like a pumpkin!
I would however love to use sweet condensed milk in mine. How much though?
I have never used sweetened condensed milk in this recipe, Gina.
BEST Sweet potato Pie recipe!! My son does not like pumpkin pie or Sweet Potato pie with spices in them. This recipe is so easy and tastes wonderful. I did cut back on some of the sugar (Not much). These won’t make it to the freezer for Thanksgiving. Thank You again for sharing.
Thank you, Carole. I have family members that are sensitive to some spices so I can always make this pie and everyone can eat it. I hope you can get some made and frozen for the holidays! xo
This reminds me so much of my great grandmother’s sweet potato pie. Occassionally, she would add some coconut to it. Simple, but very good!
Thanks, Melissa. Don’t you love these old family recipes!
I’ve been stalking this recipe ever since my Great Aunt cooked me up my first abalone dinner, ever. She served a frozen sweet potato pie for dessert. It was bright orange, and you could see light through it.
I have to search every year and tried yet another recipe for Thanksgiving this week. Spices don’t really “ruin” the flavor for me, because I love pumpkin pie.
But, spices DO ruin the gorgeous translucency and brightness of fresh sweet potatoes cooked up in simple, butter-laced custard!!! I’d go with all white sugar, for the same reason 🙂
How many eggs are needed for this recipe? When you list ingredients in the body of this page, it says 3 eggs but the recipe card says 2 eggs.
Sorry about that, Anna. The recipe is correct. You use 2 eggs.
Make 3 of these pies yesterday. Delicious gave my neighbor the pie, she loved it. Years ago I had a recipe from my husband’s friends wife which was a family secret recipe and believe me it tastes just like this one and I could not find that recipe for years, so I’m glad I came across yours. Has to be the same one but I use more sweet potatoes.
Margie, I’m so glad this pie tastes like the one your friend made. Thanks!
Hello Robyn, do you use salted or unsalted butter in your recipe for the sweet potato pie?
I use salted butter, Sheila. Hope you enjoy!
I have store bought Pie Shells after making the Mixture can I still use this recipe with the same timing
You would just follow the recipe as written with your pie crust, Erica. I hope you enjoy!
If I add brown sugar is that with regular sugar or in place of regular sugar?
Gloria, I use granulated sugar in the potato mixture and brown sugar in the topping.
I can’t wait to make a few of these! Before I do, could you give me an estimate of how many cups of mashed sweet potato you’re getting from your medium sweet potatoes? I want to make sure I’m using approximately the correct amount of potato!
Melissa, I think it will be about 2 cups of mashed baked potato. If you bake 3 medium sweet potatoes, it will be the right amount for the pie. Hope you enjoy.
Can I substitute heavy cream instead of evaporated milk?
I haven’t made the pie with heavy cream, Chakeila, but I don’t see why you couldn’t. Hope you enjoy!
Hi. I am cooking my potatoes right now but I want to know if I can combine all ingredients with a mixer and put in the refrigerator until tomorrow afternoon and pour the mixture in a pie crust tomorrow to bake?
I have never done this before but I want to get a head start on my cooking.
Charlotte, if you mix the pie ingredients and place in the refrigerator, it will take longer for the pie to bake since the mixture is cold. You can also make the pie ahead, cool thoroughly, and store in the refrigerator up to 3 days. You can also make the pie, cool thoroughly, store the pie in a freezer-safe container covered well with foil and freeze for up to 3 months. To serve, thaw the frozen pie in the refrigerator overnight. Then, slice and serve as normal. Hope this helps.
Thank you for sharing your recipe. I will try to make this tonight. Happy Thanksgiving..
Happy Thanksgiving, Gloria. I hope you enjoy the pie.
Where’s the nutmeg and cinnamon?
I don’t use nutmeg and cinnamon in my sweet potato pie, Willie.
I’m allergic to spices, thank you for a great, simple, and delicious fall pie recipe. It’s in the oven now baking. Is it ok to let it sit overnight or should it be refrigerated? Again, if it tastes half as good as it smells, my Thanksgiving is made!
The pie should be refrigerated overnight, Molly. Hope you enjoy!
Hello, hopefully you see this in time for tomorrow. When doing the brown sugar version, do you substitute the white sugar for brown? Or do you just add the brown sugar in to the original recipe?
Marisa, you would just use the brown sugar instead of the granulated sugar. Hope you enjoy!
I’m wondering if I try with brown sugar am I substituting it for the regular sugar or adding it in with everything else
You would substitute the brown sugar for the granulated sugar in the recipe, Ashley. Hope you enjoy.
Wondering the same 😊
You would use the amount of brown sugar in the Notes section instead of the granulated sugar. Hope you enjoy, Christie.
Hi, this is the first year my son & I are making sweet potato pie. I came across your recipe and we just finished the prep. We are eager to try out the fruits of our labor. We can’t wait! Thanks 😊 have a wonderful Thanksgiving
Stanya, what a treat to bake with your son. I hope you both love your pie and have a happy Thanksgiving.
Would like to make the marshmallow fluff to go on top, is there a reason there is no recipe for it??? Thank you!!!
Janet, I used the marshmallow fluff in a jar, covered the pie, and toasted with my kitchen torch.
I can’t wait to bake this. How much 3 medium potatoes comes out to, in terms of cups or ounces? Thank you for sharing
Marion, I think it will be about 2 cups of mashed baked potato. If you bake 3 medium sweet potatoes, it will be the right amount for the pie. Hope you enjoy.
I just made this pie, actually I made 2 pies. I was surprised at the ease of this recipe. They both came out beautiful. I cannot wait until tomorrow, so I can actually taste them. Thank you for posting this recipe.
Thanks, Ginger. I hope you love the pie.
What would you do if said 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 nutmeg & all I can find a combo of these 3 seasonings how much would you put in they are same seasonings but separate how can I do the right amount with a combo, how much?!
Patty, I don’t ever put these seasonings in my sweet potato pie. Maybe someone else on here who does can help you.
To clarify the brown sugar is included in addition to the white sugar?
No, you don’t add the granulated sugar at all.
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Thank you, Brenda!
I’m so thrilled that you do, Brenda!
OMG!!!! This is the BEST sweet potato pie recipe you will ever need!!! I love the flavor — the sweet potato shines!!! It truly does not need any spices. I will definitely be making this again!
I am thrilled you loved this potato pie so much. Thank you.
I made this last night and it came out really nice. It was very good. I’ll make again for Christmas. Thank you
Thank you, Marion. I’m so happy you liked this sweet potato pie recipe.
I love this recipe! I made it last weekend because I had extra sweet potatoes (and I don’t really like sweet potatoes). I loved this recipe and pie so much, I am making it again today! I improvised a bit – used less sugar, maybe half the amount called for in the recipe because I figured the sweet potatoes would be “sweet” enough. I also added spices – cinnamon and nutmeg. And I used half half-n-half and half milk since I had it in the fridge.
Do you remove the strings from the sweet potato and if so what is best way to do so. Thanks
Tori, I have never had a problem with the sweet potatoes being stringy so I researched this. Some of the solutions I found are bake the potatoes and cut the ends, pulling the strings out then; pureeing the potatoes; pouring the mashed potatoes through a strainer to remove the strings; and using a hand blender to mash the potatoes and the strings will wrap around the blade so you can remove. Hope this helps.
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I really like this sweet potato pie recipe, but I use three fourths a cup of white sugar and one fourth a cup of brown sugar. It adds a little more flavor.
10/10 highly recommended. I did mini pies with the leftover mix and they were amazing!
Thanks so much, Aliska.
I am going to make the pie for Christmas
Hope you enjoy, Joyce!
Love this pie recipe I made it for my family and they loved it
Love this recipe. So easy to make. Making it for the 2nd time. Thank you for sharing 😃
Can half and half be used in place of milk?
You could use half and half, Stevie.
Thank you for posting your family’s sweet potato recipe. I made two of them today and they were so delicious. I like the fact that it doesn’t have spices. It’s perfect! Exactly what I’m looking for.
I’m so happy you enjoyed the pie made just as my family likes it, Myrna. We don’t like any spices in our pie either.
Literally THEE beat Sweet Potato Pie recipe I have ever made and tasted!
I Love it 😁
My pie turned out great
I’ve never tried to bake sweet potato pies before, but I followed your recipe, baked a couple for Christmas and the came pretty good, so I baked more for New years and they’re even better. Thanks for such a simple and easy to follow recipe.
Thanks, Roger. I’m glad you enjoyed these pies. They have been a favorite at my house as long as I can remember.
Trying now … hoping for good results. Recope was easy to follow & prep was quick
Making the pie was simple and directions clear. The TASTE was very good and everyone went back for seconds! Thanks
How many pies does this recipe makes?
I was able to make 2 deep dish pies.. with 3 large potatoes and the same ingredients.. just added more sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
This recipe is for one pie, Nicole.
Went through lots of recipes but yours caught my eye. The pies came out great!!!! Thanks
Nikki, so glad you tried my recipe and your sweet potato pies turned out well. Thanks!
I made the sweet potato recipe this morning !!
I hope you enjoy the pie, Lyvetta.
Hi Robyn, is it customary to not use any spice in the mix? Would it be wrong to add some?
Vicie, my family doesn’t like the pie with the spices but you can add if you prefer.
Easy and quick to make… great pie in for any occasion.
So glad you loved this sweet potato pie, Pat. My family has loved it for years. Thanks!
I cooked several large sweet potatoes from my garden. I’d like to mash them and freeze in the proper quantities to make pies. How many cups would you estimate 3 medium potatoes make?
What a great idea, Ronda! The 3 medium baked potatoes would equal about 2 cups of mashed potatoes.
As New Jersey transplant to the South , I have no idea what a sweet potato pie looks or tastes like. Now I do. Wonderful warm …fantastic cold and My Tennessee born spouse of 18 years is delighted 😁. The smell while baking was my insight as to what we were to enjoy. Thank you
I’m thrilled that you now know how delicious a sweet potato pie can be, Margerry, and so happy your husband loved it, too. Thanks!
What about seasonings (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice)?
My family doesn’t use them, but you definitely can add them if you like!
I added allspice to mine as well as a pinch of salt & nutmeg.
How can I make the filling aheadof time and use for Thanksgiving? Should I put egg and milk now or later? Should I put the filling in crusts now or later? Howto prevent freezer taste?
Sade, I don’t make the just the filling ahead of time and store before Thanksgiving. See the notes below for the way I make my pie ahead so it tastes fresh on Thanksgiving Day. Hope you enjoy!
MAKE AHEAD SWEET POTATO PIE
Bake the pie ahead and allow to cool completely. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To freeze, store the pie in a freezer-safe container covered well with foil and freeze for up to 3 months. To serve, thaw the frozen pie in the refrigerator overnight. Then, slice and serve as normal.
Can you use canned yams?
I’ve not used canned yams in this recipe, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. Hope you enjoy!
Love this sweet potato pie recipe! I used half regular sugar and half brown. Perfect!!
I’m so glad you loved this pie, Donna, and thanks for your tip on the sugar.
What makes a great pie is the Vanilla and lemon extract (1tsp) of each, I use pet milk, also in my pies, real butter as well depending on the amount of pies
I haven’t tried making this pie with those ingredients, Gloria. Thanks for telling us the way you like the pie.
I made this tonight and WOW it tastes great! Can’t wait for tomorrow to get here.
Thanks, Tanya. I’m so glad you like this sweet potato pie. My family loves it.
That recipe is pretty much the way I make my sweet potato pie except I do everything by taste, my mom taught me how to make from scratch.
I feel so grateful to have this recipe and thankful to you for taking the time to make it so delightfully available. Your pie is delicious. From my home to yours, Thank you, and a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Thanks so much, Gail. This pie has been a favorite recipe in my family for generations. Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Sounds like a great idea, I didn’t think about baking the potato, but I’m gonna do that… I don’t like Nutmeg, usually I only use AllSpice, too me it’s the 3 in 1 spice…. Happy ThanksGiving,..
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Franny, I love this pie made with baked sweet potatoes, much easier to make than peeling those potatoes. No one else can see your email address on here so you don’t have to worry about that. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!
I used this recipe to make sweet potato pie and it is sinfully delightful.
Thanks so much, Teressa. I’m thrilled you loved it, too.
My pies turned out absolutely perfect. Thank you.
Thanks, Sherrye. Hope you enjoy!
This recipe is great! It was the perfect ending to a great Thanksgiving dinner! Will definitely make again!
Thanks, Kara. I always like to hear someone say they will make one of my recipes again.
Added nutmeg and it’s the mot delicious pie I have ever tasted.
Thanks, Natalie. I’m so glad you loved this pie.
Who knew that cinnamon and nutmeg didn’t belong in sweet potato pie? Or that baking the sweet potatoes would add so much flavor? This was the best sweet potato pie I’ve ever tasted and everyone loved it for Thanksgiving.
I just love this pie made with baked sweet potatoes. It does give a richer taste to me, too. My family doesn’t like cinnamon and nutmeg in this pie but they can be added if one prefers. I’m so glad you loved this pie just the way may family has always loved it.
What is the approximate measurement, in cups, of the baked sweet potatoes? They come in so many sizes….my whole bag has very small potatoes. Thanks for your help and I’m super excited to taste this recipe!
Vanessa, the 3 medium baked potatoes would equal about 2 cups of mashed potatoes. Hope this helps.
Mine is baking in the oven now! The batter tasted delish. I used the brown sugar option. Who knew sweet potato pie does not need the spices! It allows the flavor of the potatoes to shine through. Can’t wait to devour it tomorrow. Thank you!
It is amazing the difference the baked potatoes make, isn’t it? I hope everyone enjoys it tomorrow, Theresa.
where’s the nutmeg? what southern sweet potato pie recipe doesn’t have nutmeg??
You can add nutmeg if you want. As I stated in the post, you can add any spices you want. This is my great-grandmother’s recipe and our family liked the pure taste of the sweet potatoes.
Beautiful recipe! Used the brown sugar option and topped with pecan halves, on a homemade buttery pie crust. Love IT!
It sounds delicious, Jeff. Thanks!
Can you use milk alternatives?
Lisa, you can replace milk with your favorite dairy-free milk option, such as oat milk, almond, or coconut. Hope you enjoy.
Thanks, Yvonne. So glad you liked this sweet potato pie.
I think that this recipe has the perfect balance of ingredients. Best Sweet Potato pie ever!
Oh, thanks, Sandra. This sweet potato pie has been a favorite in my family for generations.
Can canned coconut milk be used instead of whole milk?
You could replace the milk in this recipe with coconut milk, Bobby. Hope you enjoy!
Sorry I asked my question wrong. I meant why didn’t you add cinnamon and nutmeg to your recipe; I thought that went into the pie too? Thanks
Lucy, my family has never liked spices in the potato pie. We prefer the simple flavor of the sweet potatoes and the pie crust. You can definitely add those spices if you want.
Love this simple recipe. The sweet potato does shine. Made it for Thanksgiving. Baking a pie right now for a friend.
Angela, I love that you liked this pie so much that you are making for a friend now. Thank you.
Can you tell me how much baked and mashed sweet potato is needed for this pie? The recipe only states 3 medium potatoes but no measurements. I read some comments that mentioned 3 cups cubed but I don’t see where that information is listed.
Chris, the 3 medium baked potatoes would equal about 2 cups of mashed potatoes. The 3 cups cubed of sweet potatoes referred to peeling, cubing, and then boiling the sweet potatoes.
I forgot to ask if I pour filling into unbaked crust in glass Pyrex will it be cooked on the bottom? I thought maybe it should be blind baked first.
Chris, there is no need to blind bake your pie crust. Just pour your sweet potato pie filling into the Pyrex dish and follow the instructions. I hope you enjoy the pie as much as my family does.
Is it best to use salted or unsalted butter in your sweet potato pie recipe
I use salted butter in this recipe but you can use whichever you prefer. Hope you enjoy!
Good to see a recipe for sweet potato pie that easy & simple that doesn’t require blind backing the pie crust.
Wanda, I love how simple this pie is to make and always turns out delicious for me. Hope you enjoy!
u forgot the cinnamon and nutmeg
Cathy, I don’t use cinnamon and nutmeg in my sweet potato pie. My family likes the pure taste of the sweet potatoes without any spices. You can add them if you like.
Recipe very easy to follow, I used 2 large sweet potatoes. Also made pralined walnuts to add to the topping of whipped cream. Turned out great. Freezing the rest for Christmas dessert! Thanks
Tom, this sounds amazing with the praline walnuts. I’ll have to try that sometime.
Thanks, Angela. So happy you love this pie.
made the recipe 2 times they were delicious
Thanks, Cathy. So glad you enjoyed these pies.
Unsure if you mean that the brown sugar is in place of the white sugar, or in addition to?
If you want to make a brown sugar sweet potato pie, Kathy, you would substitute the 3/4 cup brown sugar for the 1 cup granulated sugar. Hope you enjoy!
Hello, in some of the pictures it looks like you have added marshmallow fluff, and baked it additionally to get a browning on top of the marshmallow. Could you further elaborate on this please?
Jade, I did add the marshmallow fluff to one of the pies in the photos. Once the pie has baked, top the pie with the marshmallow fluff then place in the oven on Broil. Watch the pie closely and remove from the oven once the topping has turned a light brown color. Hope this helps.
does the recipe make 1 or 2 9 inch pies? if 1 pie, I assume you need to double the ingredients to make 2 pies
Sharon, this recipe is for one pie. You will need to double to make 2 pies. Hope you enjoy!
What happened to the cinnamon & nutmeg? would’ve been soooo much better with it.
You can always add it if you like, Ruby. As I state in my post, my family likes it without the spices.
OMG This recipe is so delicious. I put all the ingredients in my vitamix and blended until super smoothe. Wasn’t sure at first if it would be too much blending, but it turned out perfect. Everyone has raved about it and I’ve made these pies 4 times this holiday season. Thank you for this great recipe!
I haven’t tried mixing this pie in a Vitamix, Racquel. I’ll have to check that out. I love that you have made this pie 4 times already.
Very best sweet potatoes pie ever. Somehow it reminds me of pecan pie, my favorite pie since I was maybe eight or nine years old. (I’m 50). My new favorite? This pie. I’m not even kidding.
That’s great, Stacy. I’m so glad you love this potato pie recipe.
Just baked two of your delicious pies for my wonderful son his favorite of course. Delicious delicious
Elsia, thanks. I’m sure your son appreciates you making his favorite pies.
Excellent sweet potato pie recipe.
This was my first sweet potato pie and I was not disappointed. I’m glad I didn’t add pumpkin spices to it but tried this recipe first.
Susan, I’m so glad you tried this pie without the spices. I love the flavor of the pie without them, too.
I made this exactly as instructions specified for dinner with our friends. They loved it! It was a nice alternative to the pumpkin spice versions of sweet potato pie!
Jim, thank you. I’m glad you and your friends loved this pie without all those spices. This has been a favorite in my family for years.
thanks Robyn, great info. planning the sweet potato pie for tomorrow night.
I hope everyone enjoys the pie, Jeffrey!
I absolutely love this. The only thing I did was add a few spoonfuls of brown sugar and used 4 small sweet potatoes instead of 3 medium because it’s all I had. And a tip I found was to let it completely cool and set. That was true for me. I was concerned it would was too soft still, but once it set, it was PERFECT. My husband who hates sweet potato pie said this was absolutely delicious. And he also stated he noticed it didn’t have all that pumpkin pie seasoning in it which is why he didn’t like them in the past. so I would say this recipe is a keeper!
Thanks, Chloe. I”m so glad you and your husband love this pie. I’m like your husband and want just sweet potato pie without all the spices.
this isn’t my first sweet potato pie recipe that I’ve used but it’s the best I did change it just a little bit and added a fourth of cup brown sugar and a fourth cup less white sugar. turned out amazing My husband who’s favorite pie sweet potato loved it Said it was the best one he’s had. definitely going to keep this recipe
I’m so glad your husband loved this pie since sweet potato pie is his favorite. Thanks.
This was simply delicious, I used frozen sweet potatoes baked and seasoned them wasn’t disappointed my family asked to make it again for Sunday dinner. Thanks for the recipe.
Thank you, Raylene. Don’t you love when your family requests you make a recipe a second time?
Great recipe. My first try was perfect. This pie is delicious. Thanks for sharing
I’m happy you loved this sweet potato pie, Michele. This is one of my family’s favorites.
Wow, this hit all the senses, perfect! Lovely, now I feel happy that I can make sweet potato pie!
This is not the 1st nor the 25th time I’ve made sweet potato pie, but this was Perfect! And a keeper. I doubled the recipe and made 2 pies, one to keep and one to give-away.
Thanks so much for letting me know, Wendy. I love that you made an extra one to share.