Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

by Pamela

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

This recipe is a classic sweet potato pie recipe. You’ll love it’s slightly sweet flavor and richness. It’s so easy to make and even easier to eat.

This sweet potato pie recipe comes to you courtesy of my girlfriend’s late mother. This pie always graced their holiday tables and once you taste it you’ll know why.

I’m not a fan of pumpkin pie. There. I said it. I really don’t like the consistency or the flavoring of the pumpkin pie spice. So when I got this recipe, from my friend, I was excited to see that it didn’t have those spices in it. The recipe really lets the flavor of sweet potatoes shine.

Reading through the recipe, I was stunned when it said that it made 3 pies. I had 2 Thanksgiving gatherings to attend and didn’t really need a 3rd pie with all the food we already had. But I found out that it makes 3 small 8″ pies or 2 pies if you use a deeper pie pan and a smaller pan. So that worked out perfectly for us.

The sweet potato pie was a big hit at both our family Thanksgiving and our Friendsgiving that we went to. Everyone liked the richness of the pie. It goes especially well with a big dollop of whipped cream on it.

So if you’re looking for recipes to round out your holiday parties or dinners, this sweet potato pie recipe should definitely be part of it. It’s ridiculously easy to make and works well with both homemade or store bought crusts.

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
This recipe is a classic sweet potato pie recipe. You'll love it's slightly sweet flavor and richness. It's so easy to make and even easier to eat.
Serves: 3
  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick), cut into pieces
  • 1½ - 2 cups sugar (I used 1½ cups for a less sweet pie)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Peel potatoes, cut into small pieces and add to a large pot. Fill pot with enough water to cover potatoes.
  2. Bring to a simmer and cook until potatoes are fork tender.
  3. Strain the potatoes and add them to a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients to potatoes.
  4. Mash potatoes and mix the ingredients. You'll end up with a liquidy mixture.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Make or buy your favorite pie crust.
  7. Fit the crust into an 8" pie pan.
  8. Pour pie filling into crust and bake for 1½ - 2 hours.
  9. Check pie after 1 hour. The crust should be brown and the top of the pie should be browning and solid when done. (I baked mine for a little over 1½ hours.)
If your pie crust is getting too brown, cover it with foil. This will keep it from burning.



Welcome to My Man's Belly! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think about the site or if there's a recipe you'd like to see here. Have a great day.


John/Kitchen Riffs November 29, 2017 at 9:50 am

Love sweet potato pie! Love pumpkin, too, but this is better. IMO, of course. 🙂

Pamela November 29, 2017 at 10:08 am

I’m with you John.

Leave a Comment