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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!

4.9 from 13 reviews
Southern Homemade Sweet Potato Pie Recipe ~ So Easy, So Delicious!
  • 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
  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.


  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Mrs. Monique because of you I can hold my head up high during h holiday, turkey, yams, dressing, potatoe salad and MUCH more. I thank you:!

  4. Hello Monique…I too made this pie n it’s the bomb!!! Thanks for your recipes. I’m a true follower of your recipes.

  5. hello miss diva.. im a filipina follower of yours…i have tried your banana bread and it comes out moist and yummy…my family loved it… now i will try this sweetpotato pie bcoz sweet potato here in the philippines are very much available anytime.. what i wnt to ask is can i make this recipe into mini pies?how about the temp. and baking time are there changes too?tnx….more power….

  6. i love all your recipe ;and your way is very simple thank you soooo much

  7. Currently I have two of these pies baking in the oven and the aromas coming from my kitchen are absolutely heavenly! I used 3 chunky sized sweet potatoes and had enough for 2 full pies. I did reduce the white and brown sugars to 1/4 cup each and the flavor was still delicious. I literally had to stop myself from eating too much of the filling before pouring it into the pie crusts lol It’s that good! I can’t wait for my family and I to dig into this pie!! Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe!

  8. Thanks so much for this recipe!! My father in law requested it, and I had never made one before. So good!!

  9. This was my first time making a pie & with your recipe and detailed directions/video it was a success! THANK YOU!!

  10. My husband had some sweet potatoes and ask me to make a pie with my new kitchen Aid mixer. He ate both of them. Once again you rock with these recipes.

  11. I’m making this again as I type. I had left over sweet potatoes. This recipe is on point. I don’t have the patience to make the crust from scratch so I buy the already made crust but used the recipe for the filling. It is devine!! This is my go to site.

  12. Hands down! The best sweet potato pie I’ve ever had and made!! It was a hit this thanksgiving. I ended up getting 3 pies out of this recipe. I use an extra potato. and had enough dough for 3 pies. EXCELENT Recipe…you never let me down Monique!!

  13. Just made this for Thanksgiving. Came out amazing. Love your site and videos. Living in Spain now and wanted something to eat that took me home. No one does Thanksgiving here, or has even had this before. My friends loved it. Thanks.

  14. Been looking for a good sweet potato pie recipe and I hit the jackpot right here. THIS WAS TOTALLY DELISH!

  15. I’ve always liked to bake and try things especially baking things from scratch. I’ve cooked sugar cookies, pancakes, etc from scratch but never a pie. So I found this recipe, thankfully, and it turned out so well. I could have made the crust a little thicker but all in all it was realllly good. The filling was delicious, better than a store bought! Thanks so much.

  16. I love this recipe me and my husband have made half of your recipes on here You are the best please don’t stop

  17. I love your sweet potato pie recipe. Instead of making that whole pie this time, I decided to make mini sweet potato pies by using a muffin pan.

  18. Making a Sweet Potato Pie has always been a challenge for me – I just couldn’t get a good flavor or consistency. But, I was determined to make one this year so I don’t have to ask my cousin to make one for me. I tried this recipe exactly as written and it was GREAT! It is not to sweet but not to bland either – it was just right to me. However, I preferred to bake the sweet potatoes (2lbs) instead of boiling them ( I read many different recipes and most suggested that). I used a store bought Pillbury deep dish pie she’ll instead of making the crust but had filling left over. Everyone loved the pie and my bf asked to take a slice home! THANK YOU so much for sharing this recipe.

  19. Best recipe ever!!! My family loved it!!! Thank you soooooo much for sharing
    Now I’m going to try your pecan pie :)

  20. I tried this recipe and it was AMAZING!!!!! I love all of your recipes can’t wait for new recipes!!!

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