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5 from 17 votes

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. Make this recipe soon, you won't be disappointed.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Resting Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato pie
Servings: 16
Calories: 286kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 frozen prepared pie crusts

Instructions

  • Begin the recipe by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. If you are using frozen pie crust remove now is the time to remove them from the freezer and allow them to sit at room temperature while preparing the sweet potato pies. You will need two pie crust for this recipe.
  • Clean the 4 large sweet potatoes, peel off the skin, and cut them into large chunks. Place in a large pot and cover with water. Bring the sweet potatoes to a boil over high heat and allow them to cook until fork-tender, about 10 minutes. 
  • Drain the water off the sweet potatoes and add them into a stand mixer bowl or large bowl to use a hand mixer. Add the butter and mix on medium speed until combined. 
  • Adjust the mixer speed to low and add in the 1 cup granulated sugar, ½ cup milk, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • Mix until combined. Add in the 2 large eggs and turn the mixer speed back on medium and mix until smooth. If there is still a few chunks of potato in the mixture, it is fine. 
  • Turn the mixer off and slowly add the filling evenly into the two pie crust. Place into the oven to bake at 350 degrees F. for 55 to 60 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Allow the pies to cool before serving. Serve and Enjoy!
  • Store any leftover pie in an airtight container up to 4 days. This pie may also be frozen up to 1 month.

Notes

Tip to make the best sweet potato pie: 
  • You may prepare the sweet potatoes in advance. 
  • Be sure to use whole milk for the recipe or you can also use canned milk. 
  • Taste the pie filling and don't be afraid to adjust the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg to your preference. 
  • Careful not to over mix or over bake your pies. 
  • To keep this recipe simple use frozen pie crust, but you can also make your own for a completely homemade version. 

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 12282IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg