Happy Friday Y’all!
In this post, I wanted to celebrate the upcoming holiday season by sharing a Flavorful Sweet Potato Pie recipe. In the South, we make sweet potato pie all year round. It’s the perfect southern dessert, it’s popular, and delicious. I’ve never met anyone that could turn down a slice of good ole sweet potato pie. In this recipe, I’m baking two pies. So if you love sweet potato pie keep reading for the step-by-step recipe, and the scrumptious finished product.
List of Ingredients
As always before we can begin any recipe, we need to make sure that we have all of our ingredients.
-5 medium sized Sweet Potatoes (about 4lbs)
-1 Stick of unsalted butter
-1 Cup of Sugar
-1 Cup of Whole Milk
-1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
-1 Tablespoon of Lemon or Vanilla (whichever you prefer)
Is it better to Bake or Boil my Sweet Potatoes?
Once you’ve washed your potatoes, put them in a large pot in order for them to boil on high heat for 30 minutes. I know that some people may bake their potatoes. However, I feel you should always boil your potatoes, because when you bake them. You run the risk of losing a great deal of your sweet potatoes once you began to peel it for your pie.
**I like to use medium sized potatoes, because the smaller ones are very stringy.**
Peeling the Sweet Potatoes
After your sweet potatoes have boiled, and they are fork tender set them aside in a bowl. Allow your potatoes to cool a bit before you begin to peel them.
Once your potatoes have cooled, you can begin to peel the skin off of them.
Southern Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
After you’ve peeled your sweet potatoes, place them in a separate bowl. Chop your 1 stick of unsalted butter into chunks and add them to your sweet potatoes. The unsalted butter should melt over the potatoes, because they are still warm.
Next, add in your 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and a 1 tablespoon of vanilla or lemon extract. I prefer lemon because I feel it pairs well with sweet potatoes. I find that it truly enhances the flavor. However, if you’re not a fan of lemon, vanilla works just as well.
Lastly, add in your 1 cup of whole milk, and 2 eggs.
Using a mixer, mix all of your ingredients together.
When you’ve finished use a large wooden spoon to ensure, you have no lumps in your pie mixture.
Store Bought or Homemade Pie Crust?
Set your mixture aside to put your pie crust or crusts in the oven. Personally, I’ve bought my pie crusts and I’ve made them myself. It’s all about personal preference, if you have a lot of baking to do I recommend store bought to save time.
Then, cut about 4-5 slits in your pie crust, so the crust remains flat. Place the pie crusts in the oven on 325 degrees for about 10 minutes. This will ensure that the bottom of your pie crust will be done.
It’s time to Bake our Sweet Potato Pie
Remove the pie crusts from the oven and allow them to cool. Then, begin to pour your pie mixture into your crust.
Use your wooden spoon to smooth out any lumps.
Next, place your pie or pies in the oven on 325 degrees for about 45 minutes or until the sweet potato pies are firm to the touch.
After you remove your pies from the oven you can set them aside and allow them to cool. One of the best things about sweet potato pie, it can be eaten warm. Or you can put them in the refrigerator and enjoy them cold.
The Most Flavorful Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
I hope y’all enjoyed this recipe for the most flavorful Sweet Potato Recipe in the south. I can promise you that it tastes as good as it looks, and I’m going to have a slice of this delicious goodness.
Happy Baking Everyone!
I hope y’all have a wonderful holiday season!
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Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
- 5 Sweet Potatoes I'm using 5 medium sized potatoes because I'm making two sweet potato pies.
- 1 stick of unsalted butter
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- First, began by washing your potatoes.
- Then, put them in a large pot to boil on high heat for about 30 minutes or fork tender.
- After your sweet potatoes have boiled, and they are fork tender set them aside in a bowl.
- Allow your potatoes to cool a bit before you begin to peel them.
- After you’ve peeled your sweet potatoes, place them in a separate bowl.
- Chop your 1 stick of unsalted butter into chunks and add them to your sweet potatoes. The unsalted butter should melt over the potatoes, because they are still warm.
- Next, add in your 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and a 1 tablespoon of vanilla or lemon extract.
- Then, add in your 1 cup of whole milk, and 2 eggs.
- Using a mixer, mix all of your ingredients together.
- When you’ve finished use a large wooden spoon to ensure, you have no lumps in your pie mixture.
- For your store bought pie crusts, cut about 4-5 slits in your pie crust, so the crust remains flat. Place the pie crusts in the oven on 325 degrees for about 10 minutes. This will ensure that the bottom of your pie crust will be done.
- Remove the pie crusts from the oven and allow them to cool. Then, begin to pour your pie mixture into your crust.
- Use your wooden spoon to smooth out any lumps.
- Next, place your pie or pies in the oven on 325 degrees for about 45 minutes or until the sweet potato pies are firm to the touch.
- After you remove your pies from the oven you can set them aside and allow them to cool.
Is it possible to know more about the weight of the sweet potatoes required rather than the quantity? Hard to really get an idea of the size you chose, so for me, the weight would be easier to follow. Your pies look delicious and I am excited to try this recipe.
Hey Raven! I actually bought six sweet potatoes today from Wal-Mart which totaled 4.45lbs for $3.03 this will make me two good size pies. I always try to get medium sized potatoes, because the smaller ones are very stringy. I also only use regular pie crust, not deep dish. I hope this helps and if you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! Hope you have a wonderful day!
I can’t wait to try this recipe….it sounds similar to my aunt’s recipe. The only differences are that she does not use cinnamon and she uses flour.
Have you ever used flour in your sweet potato pie?
Hey Ashley! I’m so excited to hear that! No, I’ve personally never used flour in my sweet potato pies, but I do know that people use it. Please let us know how your pie turns out! Happy Holidays and thank you for stopping by! Have a Wonderful day!
Thank you for such a fast reply! I will definitely let you know how they turn out 🙂
You’re so welcome, and I can’t wait!
Hey!, I’m gonna make this for the first time, I was wondering would a deep dish pie shell work just as good?
Hey Angel! Yes, a deep dish pie shell works just as good!
I’m notoriously terrible when it comes to cooking or baking, I’m not exactly a fan of it haha. This recipe was gloriously simple and easy to follow. I did the lemon extract instead of vanilla and it was amazing! It brings out the flavor! I love it! It hasn’t even finished baking but I tasted as I went, to me the lemon is just amazing! LOVE IT!
Hey Rachael! Congratulations you’re officially a baker…👩🍳🎉 I’m so incredibly happy to hear that this recipe worked out so well for you! I try to keep all of the recipes simple, easy, and delicious! I’ve always loved lemon extract, it truly does bring out the flavor of the pie! I’m so glad to hear that you LOVE IT!! 😊 I hope that you have a very Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your pie!! 😊🦃🍽🍁
Hello , n Happy Hoilday , okay I have been making the sweet potatoe pie for a long time , since my mom showed me how , okay but my question is what can u do when ur mixture is kind of loose ,,, is this when u can add a little flour or no , or what would u do , n when I say loose it’s like loose with water ,,, it probably would take longer to cook , what do u think ,,,
Hello Bunni! Happy Holidays! It sounds as if you didn’t drain your sweet potatoes enough, you had too much water in your potatoes. I would add two more sweet potatoes to your mixture, make sure that they are completely drained of water. Set them out to dry if you need to, because those two potatoes will soak up excess water. Do not add anything else! Please let me know how this works, and don’t hesitate to ask any more questions! Have a wonderful day!
This looks soooo good. Have you ever tried making this with canned sweet potato? I normally always use fresh but have some canned goods I am trying to use up… Thank you!
Hey Kristin! Thank you so much, I absolutely love sweet potato pie. You know I’ve never used canned sweet potatoes, I’ve always used fresh ones. If you do make it using the canned potatoes, please let me know how it turns out! Happy Baking and Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! 😊