The Most Flavorful Sweet Potato Pie Recipe in the South

Hey Y’all!

In this post,  I wanted to celebrate the holiday season by sharing a Flavorful  Sweet Potato Pie recipe. Even though Thanksgiving  has passed, in the South a sweet potato pie can be made at any time. It’s the perfect southern dessert, it’s popular, and delicious. Sweet Potato Pie, is also  flavorful especially when you add  cinnamon and lemon extract to your recipe. I’ve never met anyone that could turn down a piece of good ole sweet potato pie.

Since it’s the holiday season, I’ll be doing a ton of baking. If you’re need of a some great cake recipes,  click here for a pound cake recipe from scratch. Or if you’re like me and you love chocolate then, click here for a triple layer chocolate cake that will leave you speechless and craving more! Whenever I decide to bake a sweet potato pie, I’ve learned to make two. They’re very popular in my home and one  pie doesn’t even last one day.  So if you love sweet potato pie keep reading for the step-by-step recipe,  and the delicious 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.

Ingredients needed for a Homemade Sweet Potato Pie


-5 Sweet Potatoes

-1 Stick of unsalted butter

-2 Eggs

-1 Cup of Sugar

-1 Cup of Whole Milk

-1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon

-1 Tablespoon of Lemon or Vanilla (whichever you prefer)

I began by using about five sweet potatoes, because I’ll be making two pies. Always remember to wash your sweet potatoes, before you get started.

Is it better to Bake or Boil my Sweet Potatoes?

How to Make a Sweet Potato Pie from Scratch

  Once you’ve washed your potatoes, put them in a large pot in order for them to boil on high heat. 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.

Peeling  the Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potato Recipe

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.

How to Make a Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Once your potatoes have cooled, you can begin to peel the skin off of them.

Southern Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Homemade 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.

How to make a Sweet Potato pie

Next, add in your 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and  a 1 tablespoon of vanilla or lemon extract. 

The Most Flavorful Sweet Potato Pie Recipe in the South

Lastly, you can add in your 1 cup of whole milk, and 2 eggs.

A Homemade Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Using a mixer, mix all of your ingredients together.

Homemade Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

 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?

Store bought or homemade crust for sweet potato pie recipe

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 personally preference, if you have  a lot of baking to do I recommend store bought to save time. 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.

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Use your wooden spoon to smooth out any lumps.

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Next, place your pie or pies in the oven on 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until the sweet potato pies are firm to the touch.

The Most Flavorful Sweet Potato Pie Recipe in the South

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

The Most Flavorful Sweet Potato Recipe in the South!

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 are having a wonderful holiday season so far!

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Juliette and Jennifer
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