Recipe: Southern Sweet Potato Pie


If you’re like me, you want a sweet potato pie that’s perfectly sweetened and makes you want to tap your foot while you’re eating it.  This is a great dessert to eat for the holidays or anytime of the year!

Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, pie, sweet potatoes
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter (salted/softened) 1 stick
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 8 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 9-inch deep dish frozen pie crust


Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F
  • Place the sweet potatoes onto a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for one hour or until tender. Once done, peel the skins off the potatoes and add the pulp into a medium bowl.

Assemble Pie

  • Line one cookie sheet with aluminum foil. This helps in case there's any spillage.
  • Place frozen pie pan onto cookie sheet. Using a fork, poke the bottom of the pie crust 4-5 times. Bake for 10 minutes and remove from the oven. Lightly sprinkle the bottom of the pie crust with cinnamon.
  • Reduce the temperature of the oven to 350°F.
  • Using an electric mixer, on SLOW setting, beat the sweet potatoes until creamy. Next add the butter, sugars, egg, condensed milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until well mixed.
  • Pour the filling into the pie pan. Lightly sprinkle cinnamon on top.
  • Bake the sweet potato pie for 1 hour.
  • On a cooling rack, let sit for 1-2 hours to allow for easy and even slicing. You can also place in the refrigerator.
  • When ready to eat, heat in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a dash of cinnamon.
  • If there's any pie left, store in a refrigerator.



  • You can "roast" the sweet potatoes in an air fryer at 400 degrees F for 45 minutes.  
  • Be sure to poke holes in the potatoes at least 4 times on each side of the potato. 
  • Turn over the potatoes midway during cooking.
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