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Old-Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

I love baking fresh pies at home; that way, the fresh aroma of the pie can fill my house.

You can make sweet potato pie too!

You can make sweet potato pie too!


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 big smiles 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 wafting off of your own fresh-baked pie, which is very easy to make.

Old Fashioned Sweet Potato pie

Old Fashioned Sweet Potato pie

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

45 min

1 hour

1 hour 45 min

Serves 4 to 6


  • 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 tablespoon nutmeg, ground
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 1 unbaked defrosted 9
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
A tempting slice of sweet potato pie!

A tempting slice of sweet potato pie!


  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. The filling should be somewhat thick and not too loose.
  5. Pour filling into pie shell.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Use the tip of a knife to pierce the filling. When the knife comes out clean your pie is ready.
  7. Serve as is or top with ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy.

Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie

Questions & Answers

Question: Could cinnamon be added to the sweet potato pie recipe to kick up the flavor?

Answer: Yes, 1-2 teaspoons will enhance the flavor.

Question: What temperature do you bake the sweet potato pie?

Answer: Best to bake at 350 degrees

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