"The Sweet Potato Pie is a southern tradition that is a thick, creamy and not-too-sweet desert. Recipe is very simple and quick to make. You can add various spices like cinnamon, ginger or nutmeg to sugar mixture to add a little spicy flavor." — kimberly woods
Watch video tips and tricks
1 (9 inch)
unbaked pie crust
cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
This pie is fantastic. I made no exceptions to the recipe - using real butter and real buttermilk. I did, however add 1 tsp. of pumpkin pie seasoning. My husband, brother in law, and father in law all three loved it, and they were raised down south on grandma's recipe - very hard to impress! Everyone else raved too, and I ended up having to make more! It was not just my first sucessful sweet potato pie, it was the first time to impress my father in law! Thanks for this flawless recipe!
I made this pie with Splenda, and it turned out great.
I modified this a little. Used caned yams, 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice and half white sugar and half brown.
Because it takes while to cook I also lined the crust with aluminum foil and removed it 10 minutes prior.
Turned out wonderful!
I followed the recipe to a "T"...snuck a bite of the filling and couldn't wait to try it cooked! My husband said this is the best sweet potato pie he has ever had and I have to agree.
I baked two of these pies for a dinner we are having at our church for boys from a boys home...I bet the boys will feel as if they are having some of their mom's cooking. They won't be home for the holidays but my prayer is that they will feel like home came to them. Thank you.
OH MY GOD? THIS IS THE BEST SWEET POTATO PIE YOU WILL EVER PUT IN YOUR MOUTH. EVEN MY SON WHO WILL NOT EAT SWEET POTATOES, COULD NOT GET ENOUGH OF IT. I DID THOUGH ADD A LITTLE PUMPKIN PIE SPICE(BUT JUST A LITTLE) OTHER THAN THAT DO NOT CHANGE A THING.
I found this recipe last night, tried it today at work and everyone loved it. Now I will prepare it for 64 for our Black History Meal at work. It was easy, and the cooking time was accurate. The flavor as written was terrific and I also added nutmeg and cinnamon to one pie and they loved that too.
This recipe is exceptional! I tripled the recipe for a luncheon at work and everyone loved the results. My modifications to the recipe: I used almond extract in place of the vanilla, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, mixed 1/2 brown and 1/2 white sugar, & 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice. I will make this recipe again and again. THANKS for sharing.
This is exactly what I was looking for. I changed it somewhat to use 6 tart shells I had, and the recipe amount was perfectly fitting. Also, since I don't have white sugar in the house used approx. 1/4 cup brown sugar. A wonderful result...the buttermilk seems to add custard-like texture and a bit of tang without heaviness given by cream.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sweet Potato Pie VII
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 106
Watch how to make classic sweet potato pie—it’s far easier than pumpkin.
This is a satisfying Southern dessert that's perfect in fall and winter.
Learn how to make sweet potato puff topped with crunchy pralines.