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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!

Closeup photograph of slice of sweet potato pie on a white plate.

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!

Overhead photograph of sweet potato pie in a homemade pie crust in white pie plate.

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.

Collage photograph showing step by step instructions on how to make a sweet potato pie.

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.

Overhead photograph of unbaked sweet potato pie in a white pie plate on white background.

Serve. Serve slightly warm or allow to cool to room temperature and store in the refrigerator to serve later.

Photograph of baked sweet potato pie on white background.

How to Serve

This pie is delicious served perfectly plain, but I also love to serve this pie with a few toppings:

Overhead photograph of sweet potato pie with toasted marshmallow fluff topping.

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.

Photograph of slice of sweet potato pie with toasted marshmallow fluff topping.

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

Pumpkin Pie

Apple Pie

Pecan Pie

Here’s the recipe for my family’s Sweet Potato Pie. I hope you love it as much as we do.

5 from 51 votes

Southern Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Dessert 2 hrs

Overhead photograph of sweet potato pie in a homemade pie crust in white pie plate.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 45 mins
Servings 8
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone
This Southern Sweet Potato Pie is an heirloom recipe loved for generations! A delicious Southern favorite made with simple ingredients baked sweet potatoes, butter, milk, eggs and sugar! Loved fall dessert that's perfect for Thanksgiving!


Optional Toppings


  • 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
    Photograph of baked sweet potatoes.
  • 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
    Collage photograph showing step by step instructions on how to make a sweet potato pie.
  • 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.
    Overhead photograph of sweet potato pie in a homemade pie crust in white pie plate.
  • Serve. Serve the pie warm or allow to cool before slicing. Top with whipped cream (or your favorite topping) and serve.
    whipped cream
    Closeup photograph of slice of sweet potato pie on a white plate.


Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Pie Option
You can also use ¾ cup brown sugar in this pie recipe for a Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Pie version. You can use either light or dark brown sugar, based on your preference. 
Note: Nutrition Information does not include topping.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 8491IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg

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Recipe Review


  1. 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.

    1. 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!

  2. Tried and true family recipes are the best! I always like to pull out the old family recipes around the holidays too.

  3. 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

  4. I’ve always wondered about sweet potato pie. Do you know I’ve NEVER made it? It looks so custardy and delicious!

  5. I love sweet potato pie. That is something my Mom always made for the holidays. This recipe looks delicious. Blessings, Deborah

  6. 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.

  7. 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!!!

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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!❤️????????

  11. 5 stars
    I tried it, but halved the sugar. I also used brown sugar. Everyone loved it. The simplest recipes are the best!

  12. 5 stars

  13. 5 stars
    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.

  14. 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.

  15. 5 stars
    This was my Moms recipe, I get request for it all the time. The best Sweet Potato Pie ever, I will pass it along!

  16. 5 stars
    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.

    1. It is a delicious pie – I have to agree with your husband! 😉
      I hope you enjoy it! Thanks Lynn! xo

  17. 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?

    1. Hi Emma,
      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!

  18. 5 stars
    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!

  19. 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

  20. 5 stars
    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.

    1. I’ve not used canned yams in this recipe, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work, Crystal!

  21. 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.

  22. 5 stars
    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….

  23. 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

    1. I’m happy you found this recipe, Jennifer. This has been a favorite for several generations in my family. Hope you enjoy!

  24. 5 stars
    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?

  25. 5 stars
    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.

    1. 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

  26. 5 stars
    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!

  27. 5 stars
    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 🙂

  28. 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.

  29. 5 stars
    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.

  30. 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!

    1. 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.

    1. I haven’t made the pie with heavy cream, Chakeila, but I don’t see why you couldn’t. Hope you enjoy!

  31. 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.

    1. 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.

  32. 5 stars
    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!

  33. 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?

  34. I’m wondering if I try with brown sugar am I substituting it for the regular sugar or adding it in with everything else

    1. You would substitute the brown sugar for the granulated sugar in the recipe, Ashley. Hope you enjoy.

    2. You would use the amount of brown sugar in the Notes section instead of the granulated sugar. Hope you enjoy, Christie.

  35. 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

    1. Stanya, what a treat to bake with your son. I hope you both love your pie and have a happy Thanksgiving.

    1. Janet, I used the marshmallow fluff in a jar, covered the pie, and toasted with my kitchen torch.

  36. 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

    1. 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.

  37. 5 stars
    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.

  38. 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?!

    1. Patty, I don’t ever put these seasonings in my sweet potato pie. Maybe someone else on here who does can help you.

  39. 5 stars
    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!

  40. 5 stars
    I made this last night and it came out really nice. It was very good. I’ll make again for Christmas. Thank you

  41. 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.

    1. 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.

  42. 5 stars
    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.

  43. 5 stars
    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.

    1. 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.

  44. 5 stars
    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.

    1. Thanks, Roger. I’m glad you enjoyed these pies. They have been a favorite at my house as long as I can remember.

  45. 5 stars
    Making the pie was simple and directions clear. The TASTE was very good and everyone went back for seconds! Thanks

  46. 5 stars
    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.

    1. So glad you loved this sweet potato pie, Pat. My family has loved it for years. Thanks!

  47. 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?

    1. What a great idea, Ronda! The 3 medium baked potatoes would equal about 2 cups of mashed potatoes.

  48. 5 stars
    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

    1. 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!

    1. Hi Michelle,
      My family doesn’t use them, but you definitely can add them if you like!

  49. 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?

    1. 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!
      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.

    1. I’ve not used canned yams in this recipe, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. Hope you enjoy!

    1. 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

    2. I haven’t tried making this pie with those ingredients, Gloria. Thanks for telling us the way you like the pie.

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

    1. Thanks so much, Gail. This pie has been a favorite recipe in my family for generations. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  52. 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,..
    I hope that you are the only one seeing my Gmail?!! I don’t like too do that,so if my Comment is letting others,besides You,Robyn… Please delete it!🌻 TY…

    1. 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!

  53. 5 stars
    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.

    1. 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.

  54. 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!

    1. Vanessa, the 3 medium baked potatoes would equal about 2 cups of mashed potatoes. Hope this helps.

  55. 5 stars
    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!

    1. It is amazing the difference the baked potatoes make, isn’t it? I hope everyone enjoys it tomorrow, Theresa.

    1. 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.

    1. Lisa, you can replace milk with your favorite dairy-free milk option, such as oat milk, almond, or coconut. Hope you enjoy.

    1. Oh, thanks, Sandra. This sweet potato pie has been a favorite in my family for generations.

  56. 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

    1. 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.

  57. 5 stars
    Love this simple recipe. The sweet potato does shine. Made it for Thanksgiving. Baking a pie right now for a friend.

    1. Angela, I love that you liked this pie so much that you are making for a friend now. Thank you.

  58. 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.

    1. 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.

  59. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. Wanda, I love how simple this pie is to make and always turns out delicious for me. Hope you enjoy!

    1. 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.

  60. 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

    1. 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!

  61. 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?

    1. 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.

  62. 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

    1. Sharon, this recipe is for one pie. You will need to double to make 2 pies. Hope you enjoy!

    1. You can always add it if you like, Ruby. As I state in my post, my family likes it without the spices.

  63. 5 stars
    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!

    1. 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.

  64. 5 stars
    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.

  65. 5 stars
    Just baked two of your delicious pies for my wonderful son his favorite of course. Delicious delicious

  66. 5 stars
    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.

    1. Susan, I’m so glad you tried this pie without the spices. I love the flavor of the pie without them, too.

  67. 5 stars
    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!

    1. 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.

  68. 5 stars
    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!

    1. 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.

  69. 5 stars
    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

    1. Hi, LeNora,
      I’m so glad your husband loved this pie since sweet potato pie is his favorite. Thanks.

  70. 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.

    1. Thank you, Raylene. Don’t you love when your family requests you make a recipe a second time?

    1. I’m happy you loved this sweet potato pie, Michele. This is one of my family’s favorites.

  71. Wow, this hit all the senses, perfect! Lovely, now I feel happy that I can make sweet potato pie!

  72. 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.

    1. Thanks so much for letting me know, Wendy. I love that you made an extra one to share.