Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie

I like to think of John as the Yin to my Yang. The Abbott to my Costello. What can I say? Valentines Day is tomorrow and we have that dorky kind of love. See, John and I balance each other out. I like cookies and cakes and he prefers pies and pastries. He dislikes creams and cheeses and, well, I love them. He enjoys all types of vegetables, I tolerate very few. See where I’m going with this? Every now and then I give in and make something special just for him. I don’t have to get my way all of the time… just most of the time. Pie1
Sweet Potato Pie is something he loves more than video games (and he loves his video games.) With the big Feb. 14 tomorrow I figured baking him one of his favorite sweets would be a nice way to say “Thanks for putting up with me for the past 7 years.” I wish I had a witty story to go with this recipe but to be honest I can’t remember the first time I made it.

Old-Fashioned-Sweet-Potato-Pie Sweet Potato Pie is one of those pies usually reserved for the holiday’s, namely Thanksgiving. Since that’s when sweet potatoes seem to be the most abundant. Luckily I found some in our grocery store recently, thank goodness for living in farm country! I did get a little lazy with the crust and went with a package pie crust mix from Betty Crocker – it didn’t come out too pretty either. Don’t worry – I’ll tell you how to make a pie crust later because I’m not loving this crust.


This is more of an Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie. I didn’t use a food processor to puree the sweet potatoes, instead I boiled them then mashed them like in the olden days. Here’s the recipe – feel free to play around with the spices and sugar. Twist it up and make it yours and be sure to tell me any changes you make and how it comes out!

Sweet-Potato-Pie-Recipe Have you ever made your own Sweet Potato Pie?


Sweet Potato Pie
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Author: Amber
Southern style, old fashioned Sweet Potato Pie
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 12 oz. can evaporated milk
  • 9-inch unbaked pie crust
  • salt (start with 1 tsp.)
  • ground cinnamon (start with 1/2 tsp.)
  • ground ginger (start with 1/2 tsp.)
  • nutmeg (start with 1/2 tsp.)
  • ground cloves or mace (start with 1/4 tsp.)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Bring the sweet potatoes (still in their skin) to a boil in a covered pan with 2 – 4 cups of water. Cook until tender (when a knife inserts easily.) Set potatoes aside to cool.
  3. While the potatoes are cooling prepare your pie crust.
  4. Once the potatoes are cooled enough to handle peel them and dump them in a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher or something similar.
  5. Mix in both sugars, butter, eggs, vanilla and spices. Whisk together for 4 – 5 minutes until well blended.
  6. Mix in the milk and whisk for another minute or two until thoroughly blended.
  7. Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake for 1 hour.
  8. The pie is done when there is little to no [i]jiggle [/i]to the filling.


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Anita Anderson - February 14, 2013

That looks yummmy. I have never had sweet potato pie before and wouldn’t mind trying it as it looks good.

Cristine - February 14, 2013

Love your write up – I can totally relate to you and your husband. Love sweet potato pie, I never make it, but I love it. I would add some salted carmel drizzle to it too!

Dawn - February 14, 2013

I had sweet potato pies one year for Thanksgiving dinner. I had no idea how to make them, nor had I ever tried them, but a woman I worked with made them for us. They were so good. 🙂


Cinny - February 14, 2013

Never had sweet potato pie before, sounds good though!

Jeannette - February 14, 2013

Oh my goodness this looks fabulous! I love sweet potato pie but we usually only have it at Thanksgiving. I think I’m going to have to break that tradition and try out your recipe today!

Marina - February 14, 2013

Oh my, that’s looks yummy!! A must try!

michelle - February 14, 2013

Your pictures are awesome. I could almost smell the yumminess of this pie.

Lindsey G - February 14, 2013

Yum – that looks delicious! I’ve never had sweet potato pie before!

Colette S @JamericanSpice - February 14, 2013

While I make candied yams, I haven’t had this in a very many years. I should make this.
Looks so yummy!

Lena - February 15, 2013

Love the photos and the food looks delicious

Sarah @ East9thStreet - February 16, 2013

I’ve never eaten or made sweet potato pie which seems ridiculous since I love baked sweet potatoes.

Le renard et les raisins - February 16, 2013

This pie looks delicious ! Thanks so much for sharing 😉

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Gena - February 19, 2013

This looks so delicious!!!!

Ellen Christian - February 26, 2013

I really love Sweet Potato Pie but no one else in my family will eat it ;(

twitter_DealinandDishin - February 27, 2013

I’m keeping this one..looks like a fun one to try!

Happier Than A Pig in Mud - March 4, 2013

It’s been years since I’ve made a sweet potato pie! They sure are good though:@)

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above - March 5, 2013

I love sweet potato pie. I just pinned.

Miz Helen - March 8, 2013

Hi Amber,
We just love Sweet Potatoes and we will just love this pie. Thank you so much for sharing this special recipe with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your weekend.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

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Ali - March 17, 2013

Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I’d love to see you back. Have a great week. 🙂

Brandy @ MVL - April 9, 2013

Thanks for the recipe. I pinned it so I can have it in my food board for later use!

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SaraD - December 2, 2014

this was the best pie ever! I went ahead and roasted the potatoes but that was entirely my choice. .

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