Mom's Sweet Potato Pie


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!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
2 pies


  • 1 pastry for a 9-inch double crust pie

  • 4 cups peeled chopped sweet potatoes

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • cup milk

  • ¼ cup margarine

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon lemon extract

  • teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice


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

  2. 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.

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

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

257 Calories
11g Fat
36g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 257
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 183mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 150mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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