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World's Best Sweet Potato Pie

Rated as 4.81 out of 5 Stars

"Being from the South, we love our sweet potato pie. While many use many different ingredients to make their sweet potato pie this one stands out for its simplicity and goodness. This recipe was passed down to me from my best friend's mother who would cook the absolutely best sweet potato pies. After asking many times she finally wrote it down for me. Prepare yourself for the world's best sweet potato pie. Enjoy with whipped cream."
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3 h servings 301
Original recipe yields 24 servings (3 9-inch pies)


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  1. Place sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 40 to 50 minutes. Drain water, peel sweet potatoes, and mash in a bowl.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  3. Mix butter and eggs together in a bowl until smooth; stir into mashed sweet potatoes. Mix milk, sugar, flour, vanilla extract, nutmeg, baking powder, and lemon juice into sweet potato mixture; pour into the 3 pie shells.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue to bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a pie comes out clean, about 40 minutes more. Cool pies for 15 to 30 minutes before refrigerating to cool completely, 1 to 2 hours.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Sweet potatoes can also be placed on a wire rack inside a pressure cooker and cooked until tender.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 301 calories; 17.4 32 4.8 64 244 Full nutrition

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This is the second time loving this pie!The only thing I changed was 1/2 cup brown sugar in place of white sugar. 1 Tbs of flour for a stiffer pie. Also homemade pie crust.. more spices. Off th...

I just made this sweet potato pie today and it is delicious ,I'm really proud of myself for this one. The only thing i added was more sugar and cinnamon ,it came out great. My fiancé is a chef a...

Best Sweet Potato Pie I have ever had. I followed the recipe except: I did use a heaping teaspoon of vanilla extract and only about 6 oz of 2% milk (by accident, but it worked). Whipped mixtur...

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this recipe. I WILL be making it again and NO, I will NOT be changing or adding ANYTHING to this recipe.

I made this recipe and the only thing I did differently was add the cinnamon/nutmeg/sugar to my liking , I also used a mixture of white and brown sugar. ...but overall it was a wonderful pie......

This was, without a doubt, the absolute best sweet potato pie I have ever had! With so many sweet potato pie recipes out there, if you've never made one, it's hard to know which recipe to cho...

This pie has a slight custard-like texture. I added ginger and cinnamon. It could be a little sweeter. Overall a good recipe. Makes 2 pies.

This was Ike the recipe I lost, except I used Splenda in place of sugar because husband is diabetic!