Old-Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Updated on November 25, 2017
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Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie

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Old Fashioned Sweet Potato pie
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We all remember that lovely aroma of a freshly baked sweet potato pie. We helped in the kitchen to make it, or we waited eagerly to taste it. That pie was always delicious, and if we were too slow, we didn't get but one piece.

Sweet potato pie was usually made on holidays or special occasions. Way back in the day, neighbors and family would make sure they would drop by to say hello just to get a slice of pie. There was always more than one pie made, luckily.

A youngster's thoughts would be "Oh, no! They are going eat up all of our pie." There was always one pie put aside for the family—well, most of the time anyway. The smell of a homemade sweet potato pie always put everyone in the household in a joyous mood with a big smile on their faces in anticipation of tasting that first slice of hot pie. Today, you can buy this dish already prepared, but you will miss that wonderful aroma given from your own fresh-baked pie, which is very easy to make.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 45 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 45 min
Yields: Serves four to six


  • 4 large sweet potatoes or yams, boiled, peeled,mashed
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup carnation milk
  • 1/4 cup whole milk or 2%
  • 1 Tbs nutmeg, ground
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 1 unbaked defrosted 9" pie shell
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  1. Boil unpeeled sweet potatoes or yams until done, and peel.
  2. Mash sweet potatoes until smooth.
  3. Beat eggs and milk together. Add to pie filling along with other spices. Beat until smooth.
  4. Add more milk if needed. Filling should be somewhat thick and not too loose.
  5. Pour filling into pie shell.
  6. Bake for 45 min. to 1 hour. Use tip of knife to pierce filling, when the knife comes out clean your pie is ready.
  7. Serve as is or top with ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy.
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        RITA Primeau 2 years ago

        And what temperature

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        Joanne M Olivieri 5 years ago

        I LOVE sweet potato pie and yes we had to behave at the table and eat all our veggies in order to get that dessert. This is a great recipe and I could smell the aroma just thinking about it. Thanks for sharing it with us. Voted Up

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Boy this looks good. I like it better than pumpkin pie sometimes. Nice recipe.

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        Pamdora 5 years ago

        I have had sweet potato pie, but not for a very long time. For now, I'm gobbling up TV dinners that have turkey and sweet potatoes in them. My husband expects to have a "regular" kitchen range installed in the house sometime in the next few months, though. When I have an oven again, I just may have to try this recipe.

        Voted Up and Undoubtedly Yummy.

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        Amanda 5 years ago from Camas, WA

        I have never had sweet potatoe pie but I love sweet potatoes. I am going to have to try this recipe! Thanks! Thumps up and interesting.