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A slice of sweet potato pie on a white plate, with whipped cream and cinnamon.
Sweet Potato Pie
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs 40 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 10 mins

The flavors in this southern sweet potato pie recipe are so on point! Earthy roasted sweet potatoes with brown sugar & spices, baked in a flaky crust.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make sweet potato pie, southern sweet potato pie, sweet potato pie, sweet potato pie recipe
Servings: 10
Calories: 229 kcal
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F, prick the sweet potatoes with a fork, and roast them for 75 minutes or until soft.

  2. Place a sheet of parchment over the prepared pie shell and top it with ceramic pie weights or dry beans.

  3. Bake the pie crust for 20 minutes, then set aside.

  4. When the roasted sweet potatoes are cool enough to handle, split them and scoop the flesh into a large mixing bowl.

  5. Whip the sweet potatoes and butter together until smooth.

  6. Blend in the eggs, one at a time.

  7. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, nutmeg, and salt, mixing until combined.

  8. Stir in the cream, and transfer the filling to the partially-baked pie crust.

  9. Bake the pie for 15 minutes at 425 degrees F, then lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue to bake for another 40 to 50 minutes, or until the edges are set but the center is still a little wobbly. (The filling will continue to cook and firm up as the pie cools.)

  10. Cool completely before slicing.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 176mg8%
Potassium 127mg4%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 4195IU84%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.