Here in the South, sweet potato pie is a staple among many despite 100's of variations. This is the recipe that both my mom and grandma have used for years. Even my picky husband marks this as his favorite pie!

Faith N
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Press the pie pastries into two 9-inch pie dishes.

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  • Place sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain potatoes and let cool.

  • Beat potatoes, sugar, eggs, milk, margarine, vanilla extract, lemon extract, cloves, and allspice together in a bowl until smooth; pour into the prepared crusts.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until pies are set in the middle, 40 to 60 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

257 calories; 11.3 g total fat; 35 mg cholesterol; 183 mg sodium. 36.1 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2014
This recipe has been in my family for at least 60 years. My late grandmother (born 1918) prepared it for as long as my mom can remember. She passed the recipe on to my mom who has been making them since before I was born always around Thanksgiving time. My husband jokes that this was one of the reasons he fell in love with me - he looked forward to going to my parent's for Thanksgiving each year and being able to bring a pie home! Nowadays I make them myself for him and my sons and everyone loves them. The lemon and allspice helps it stand out from the other sweet potato pies I've had. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Read More
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  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2014
This recipe has been in my family for at least 60 years. My late grandmother (born 1918) prepared it for as long as my mom can remember. She passed the recipe on to my mom who has been making them since before I was born always around Thanksgiving time. My husband jokes that this was one of the reasons he fell in love with me - he looked forward to going to my parent's for Thanksgiving each year and being able to bring a pie home! Nowadays I make them myself for him and my sons and everyone loves them. The lemon and allspice helps it stand out from the other sweet potato pies I've had. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2014
This recipe has been in my family for at least 60 years. My late grandmother (born 1918) prepared it for as long as my mom can remember. She passed the recipe on to my mom who has been making them since before I was born always around Thanksgiving time. My husband jokes that this was one of the reasons he fell in love with me - he looked forward to going to my parent's for Thanksgiving each year and being able to bring a pie home! Nowadays I make them myself for him and my sons and everyone loves them. The lemon and allspice helps it stand out from the other sweet potato pies I've had. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2014
My children are very picky about pies. This one gone in 20 minutes. Great Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2016
Very easy to make this was my first sweet potato pie and I've been cooking for a long time. I did use more brown sugar instead of the white it was a hit. I will be doing more for Christmas thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2015
First Time ever making a sweet potato pie My Son and B/F loved it..Will keep this and pass down to my kids...Thanks for sharing this pie with us... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2016
This was my first time ever making a sweet potato pie! My hysband wanted one for New Years day & they were no where to be found in the store so I had to make my own! Great recipe! I'm not a baker but my family loved it! I slightly altered the recipe because I forgot to buy vanilla & lemon extract so I used honey. Great substitute! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2018
It was delicious and yes I am definitely preparing it again. Read More