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Sweet Potato Pie, a classic Thanksgiving pie that is lightly spiced, easy to slice, and has a rich, buttery crust
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Sweet Potato Pie

A classic sweet potato pie with flaky crust. This pie made from sweet potatoes has thick, rich, and delicious filling that is slightly spiced, it slices easily, and can be topped with freshly whipped cream.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 55 mins
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American Dessert
Keyword: baking, sweet potato pie
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 379kcal


  • 1 lb sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbs all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 9 inch unbaked pie crust


  • Boil sweet potato whole in skin for 40 to 50 minutes, or until done.
  • Run cold water over the sweet potato to stop the potato from cooking further. Then remove the skin.
  • Use a hand mixer to beat the sweet potato until smooth, remove any stringy bits.
  • Add sugars, and mix with hand mixer.
  • Add butter, and mix well with hand mixer.
  • Add in milk, eggs, lemon juice, nutmeg, cinnamon, all-purpose flour and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth and lump free.
  • Pour filling into a 9-inch unbaked pie crust.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 to 60 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.


Pie will puff up like a souffle, and then will sink down as it cools. Add sugars to hot sweet potatoes to reduce graininess by melting the sugars. Then add the cold ingredients Boil in skin so the potatoes do not get watery For deeper flavor, bake the sweet potato instead of boiling.


Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 8485IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1.3mg