The Most Flavorful Sweet Potato Pie Recipe in the South

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.

Ingredients needed for a Homemade Sweet Potato Pie

Ingredients: 

-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)

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
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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. I prefer lemon because I feel it pairs well with sweet potatoes. However, if you’re not a fan of lemon, vanilla works just as well.

The Most Flavorful Sweet Potato Pie Recipe in the South

Lastly,  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 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.

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 have a wonderful holiday season!

Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments section. Do you love Sweet Potato Pie as much as Southerners do?

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Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet Potato Pie from Scratch

Equipment

  • Mixer
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 5 Sweet Potatoes I'm using 5 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

Instructions

  • 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 sugar1/2 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 350 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.

Notes

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.

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