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.

Lewis

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
additional:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
3 hrs
Servings:
24
Yield:
3 9-inch pies
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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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, 40 to 50 minutes. Drain water, peel sweet potatoes, and mash in a bowl.

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  • 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.

  • 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

301 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 32g 10% DV; fat 17.4g 27% DV; cholesterol 63.7mg 21% DV; sodium 244mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2017
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 the hook! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/01/2019
My family said it was good but not sweet enough. Thought it was too thick. It was not as good as the one I make. Read More
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2017
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 the hook! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2017
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 and he loves it everyone give this recipe a shot you won't be at all displeased. FYI this mixture gave me 3 deep dish pies Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2015
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 mixture in a food processor. Made just two pies. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2017
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...the texture of the pie was perfect. I will definitely use this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2018
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2017
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 choose. Well look no further - this is definitely the one to make! It does make 3 pies so get ready to have some pie! I made the pies for Thanksgiving and brought one to a family get-together one to a friend get-together and one to stay at my house. I got rave reviews from everyone and personally thought it was fantastic. Absolutely delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2016
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2016
This was Ike the recipe I lost except I used Splenda in place of sugar because husband is diabetic! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2019
I added cinnamon and mor Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/01/2019
My family said it was good but not sweet enough. Thought it was too thick. It was not as good as the one I make. Read More