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Southern Homemade Sweet Potato Pie Recipe ~ So Easy, So Delicious!

Southern Homemade Sweet Potato Pie Recipe ~ So Easy, So Delicious!

Southern Homemade Sweet Potato Pie

Yall…….I am sitting here typing up this post while eating a piece of this sweet potato pie and I am seriously wondering how the hell can a sweet potato taste this freakin good!

I’ve had a TON of homemade sweet potato pies and made plenty of recipes for them. This one is definitely giving those others a run for their money!

homemade sweet potato pie recipe

This sweet potato pie recipe starts with an easy homemade pie crust that is buttery & flaky. Its not bland tasting like most pie crusts.

Then comes those fresh sweet potatoes! Fresh sweet potatoes are a MUST if you want a true, authentic tasting southern sweet potato pie. The kind that makes you take a bite and then say “daaamn” Yall know what I’m talking about!

I hope that you enjoy this recipe just as much as I do!

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Southern Homemade Sweet Potato Pie Recipe ~ So Easy, So Delicious!
 
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Ingredients
  • The Crust (makes two pie crust)
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1¾ cups butter flavored shortening
  • 3 Tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup ice water
  • The Sweet Potato Filling
  • 2 cups sweet potatoes (2 medium sweet potatoes usually does it. I always have a bit extra left)
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoons ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Let's Make The Crust!
  3. In a bowl add the flour and cut in the shortening, until it
  4. resembles bread crumbs.
  5. Stir in the sugar & the salt.
  6. Mix the egg up inside the ice cold water. Pour into the crust mixture and stir until combined.
  7. Turn the crust mixture out onto a floured surface and gather it into a large ball. You may need to kneed it lightly just to get all the dry crumbs to incorporate into a ball.
  8. Divide the ball into two pieces. (Store the other ball in the refrigerator and use it for another yummy pie in the future!) Step 6) Roll the dough out about ¼ inch thick and then place it into a deep dish pie pan. Press the crust into place with your hands.
  9. Refrigerate until ready to use. You can brush it with egg whites to get that shiny crust look if you'd like.
  10. Let's Make the Sweet Potato Pie Filling!
  11. Place sweet potatoes in a large pot and fill with water just until it covers them. Bring to a boil and boil for 45 -50 minutes or until they are fork tender.
  12. When done, let cool and then remove the skin. It should peel off very easily.
  13. Place peeled sweet potatoes in a bowl and break it up with a fork.
  14. Use a mixer to mix the sweet potatoes until smooth and creamy.
  15. Add in butter and mix to combine.
  16. Add in sugars, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla and flour. Beat until mixture is smooth. It may be a lil speckled, don't worry it won't be that way when it's done.
  17. Pour into prepared pie crust and bake for 55-60 minutes. (don't be alarmed if the pie puffs up while cooking. It will sink down)
  18. Let cool on the counter for about 30 minutes and then chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours to fully set.
 

103 comments

  1. Ok Lady! I made your Sweet Potato Pie, and it was an Absolute Hit!!! I had enough filling to make three pies! I blessed my Auntie & My Sister with a pie each and i kept one. I was so proud of myself and So Grateful For You!!!!! Blessings, Love, & Light! Thank You for sharing your Gift, that is creating enormous room for You with us!!!!

  2. Very good pie recipe! I made a Google search for a good pie, saw your link on the results, and the rest is history. The family really enjoyed it after Thanksgiving dinner. I will continue to use your recipe in the future, and made sure I shared it with all my FB family as well.

  3. OMG!!! I have been baking all my life, let’s just say a looong time. I have never ever seen a crust recipe with egg in it, but my family and I are sure glad I stumbled upon divascancook ‘sweet potato pie recipe.

    I will be using your pie crust recipe for all crust baking in my future, and the sweet potato pie, oh yes…easy and awesome.

    You have another new fan :) <3

  4. Mrs. Monique! Mrs. Monique! Your sweet potato pie recipe tastes DELICIOUS!!! I am so proud to put it on the table this Thanksgiving! I have tried a couple of recipes in the past and this tops them all!! Thank you for sharing and letting me feel like a DIVA IN THE KITCHEN!!!! -YOU ROCK

  5. Dear Diva, First visit and it’s the day before Thanksgiving. I can’t tell you how happy I am to find your web site. I needed a sweet potato pie recipe and yours is perfect. I’ll top it off with a few pecans before baking and whipped cream just before serving. TY so much for sharing. :)

  6. IT’S {2} DAYS AWAY FROM THANKSGIVING, AND I WAS ABOUT TO GIVE UP ON MAKING MY HUSBANDS FAVORITE PIE, SWEET POTATO. SINCE WE WERE MARRIED, I NEVER COULD MAKE HIM ONE THAT HE HAD LIKED!! AND WE ARE MARRIED {33} YEARS!! IT’S EITHER NOT SWEET ENOUGH, OR IT HAS NO TASTE. NOW!! HERE I AM LOOKING AT YOUR RECIPE, AND I AM HAVING SO MUCH HOPE AGAIN!! I WILL MAKE THIS PIE, AND BE SO HAPPY!! THANK-YOU, FOR GIVING ME MY HAPPINESS BACK!!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING TOO YOU ALL!!!

  7. Do you use sweet potatoes or yams? I always get confused about which to use for pies. The canned yams are what my mother always used, but I’d like to try making it with fresh ones.

  8. Monique, Thank you so much for this recipe! I made it for the Holiday last year, now I have several requests for it again this year! :)

  9. Haven’t even finished in the oven yet but the filling tastes amazing. Thanks for the recipe

  10. Your sweet potatoe pie is just AMAZING!!!! My family couldn’t stop eating it to top it off i placed some cocount flakes in it and it was DELICIOUS yummy

  11. Hi Mrs. Diva,

    I wanted to know why my potatoes have this like stringy layer on them when I peel them?

    • That comes from boiling them too long…learned that from my mom i normally stick a knife in them when it slides off there ready

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