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Easy Sweet Potato Pie

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Easy Sweet Potato Pie is a simple to prepare, homemade version of this southern treat. Sweet, creamy, and full of flavor. Try this delicious recipe as soon as possible.

whole sweet potato pie with two slices on white plates and two forks

To me, nothing says that it is Thanksgiving better than a good sweet potato pie.

For years I was intimidated to even give this pie a try and so every year I would ask my mom to make this treat for me so that I could enjoy it as the perfect dessert to end a very filling meal. That was until a few years ago when I decided to watch my mom make these pies and I was floored at how easy they are to make. The hardest part is preparing the sweet potatoes…that is if you think boiling potatoes until they are soft is a difficult task…so in other words nothing it really hard about this recipe.

Give this recipe a try and feel free to adjust the spice measurements to your own personal taste.

What is needed to make Sweet Potato Pie?

  1. Sweet potatoes
  2. Butter
  3. Sugar
  4. Milk
  5. Eggs
  6. Ground nutmeg
  7. Cinnamon
  8. Vanilla extract
  9. 2 (frozen) prepared pie crust

How to Make this Sweet Potato Pie:

Preheat oven 350 degrees F.

In large pot cover sweet potatoes (you may peel them before or after they are done) with water and bring to a boil until done. They will be very mashable.

baked sweet potatoes in a pot for the easy sweet potato pie

In a large mixing bowl peel the sweet potatoes if you have not and mash them with a potato masher.

mashed sweet potato in a pot for easy sweet potato pie

Then with an electric mixer combine butter, sugar, milk, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Mix until combined but be careful not to splash the mixture everywhere. Be sure to mix on a low setting.

Pour sweet potato pie filling into uncooked pie crust.

two uncooked sweet potato pies on a sheet pan ready to go into the oven to bake

Bake 350 degrees F. for 55 to 60 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool completely and refrigerate. Enjoy!

slice of sweet potato pie on a white plate with a fork

Easy Sweet Potato Pie

Easy Sweet Potato Pie is a simple to prepare, homemade version of this southern treat. Sweet, creamy, and full of flavor. Try this delicious recipe as soon as possible.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato pie
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Resting Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 287kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 frozen prepared pie crusts

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
  • In large pot cover sweet potatoes (you may peel them before or after they are done) with water and bring to a boil until done. They will be very mashable.
  • In a large mixing bowl peel the sweet potatoes if you have not and mash them with a potato masher.
  • Then with an electric mixer combine butter, sugar, milk, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Mix until combined but be careful not to splash the mixture everywhere. Mix on a low setting.
  • Pour sweet potato pie filling into uncooked pie crust.
  • Bake 350 degrees F. for 55 to 60 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Allow the pie to cool completely before serving. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 12287IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg
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overhead view of a slice of easy sweet potato pie on a white plate with a fork

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