This sweet potato pie has a rich texture and delicate blend of spices. This southern delicacy is easy enough for beginners to make.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
1 (9-inch) pie
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large mixing bowl, beat hot sweet potatoes with butter until smooth. Add remaining ingredients except crust; mix well. Pour into pie shell. Bake 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool. Garnish as desired.

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Note

For best results use fresh sweet potatoes.

Nutrition Facts

309 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 25.3g 8% DV; fat 13.3g 20% DV; cholesterol 52.8mg 18% DV; sodium 232.8mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2006
Wonderful! I used a large can of Bruce's yams and drained the liquid. I then added cinnamon cloves ginger and nutmeg.I made this for my husband who loves sweet potato pie.I will be making this at Thanksgiving as well! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/13/2018
As is this recipe is BLAND and not sweet at all. I'm in the South so I would of been laughed at for serving this. So glad I tested the baked product before proceeding to the 3 pies I needed to make! I made the following adjustements: doubled the vanilla and spices and added 2 teaspoons of powdered ginger and 5 tablespoons of brown sugar-this also gave it a richer color in the end. Not a sliver was left! Read More
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93 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 70
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2006
Wonderful! I used a large can of Bruce's yams and drained the liquid. I then added cinnamon cloves ginger and nutmeg.I made this for my husband who loves sweet potato pie.I will be making this at Thanksgiving as well! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2005
Taste is wonderful! The only reason that I gave this recipe a four star instead of five is the amount of sweet potatoes can vary. I would prefer a cup amount of sweet potato ie: 2 cups. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2007
Okay so this is my first sweet potato pie. I decided to use one reviewer s suggestion to use canned sweet potatoes and made two pies using a 2lb can which I could have divided to make a single pie. However because the canned potatoes were not hot or even warm - the ingredients didn t combine as I had thought. So before I added the eggs - I popped the whole thing in the microwave to incorporate the milk potatoes and spices then added the eggs and beat with my electric mixer this made the consistency alittle smoother. Tip: I used Apple Pie spice which is actually cinnamon nutmeg and allspice combined. Also I did not have the grated orange peel so I used orange juice instead. It came wonderful and my husband loved it. Next time even if I do use canned - I will heat the potatoes up first. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2011
This definitely is a five star recipe. We absolutely love this pie. No changes are necessary--it's perfect as is. With that said I usually make my own pie crust for this recipe. The Butter Flaky pie crust is my go-to recipe for this pie which is also on this site. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2005
I made 3 pies for Thanksgiving Dinner and there were not even crumbs left! This was my 1st time cooking a Holiday dinner for my (and my husband's) very large Louisiana family where everyone is a great cook and a critic. The pies were a hit and there's a request for me to make them again at Christmas. I did alter the recipe a bit by adding ground cloves and allspice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2006
I made this pie this evening and it was delicious. I have never made it before and it was very simple. However the recipe is supposed to make 1 pie I had enough filling for 2 pies. Luckily I had another crust on hand. I was told by others who have made this pie before to use yams instead instead of sweet potatoes. I will try that next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
This is a wonderful pie. We used home grown sweet potatoes and topped the pie with 1 pint sour cream plus 4 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp vanilla. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
Delicious! As a novice baker I am impressed with how well my pie came out. I can't stop eating it! This is easily the best sweet potato pie I've ever had in my life. My edits includes: a touch more nutmeg both for the mise en place but also to season the water for cooking potatoes (with a pinch of salt); 1/2 t. of allspice; 1/4 t. of cloves; tangerine rind instead of orange; a touch of brown sugar; and an extra splash of vanilla. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2003
Great recipe! I made 5 pies for friends and family got nothing but rave reviews. I will be making again! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/13/2018
As is this recipe is BLAND and not sweet at all. I'm in the South so I would of been laughed at for serving this. So glad I tested the baked product before proceeding to the 3 pies I needed to make! I made the following adjustements: doubled the vanilla and spices and added 2 teaspoons of powdered ginger and 5 tablespoons of brown sugar-this also gave it a richer color in the end. Not a sliver was left! Read More
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