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How to Make Sweet Potato Pie — From Scratch!

How to Make Sweet Potato Pie — From Scratch!

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

The old Southern style Sweet Potato Pie The recipe includes a sweet potato filling flavored with spices and a flaky buttery crust. Top it off with whipped cream for a traditional pie that’s perfect for Thanksgiving!

a slice of Grandma's old fashioned sweet potato pie with marshmallow whipped cream

Why You’ll Love This Southern Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

  • Sweet Potato Pie Is Better Than Pumpkin Pie. THERE. There. While some pumpkin recipes are dynamic and delish (like this Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler), most traditional, back-of-the-can pumpkin pie recipes are rather Meh. Sweet potato pies are also delicious. It is creamier and has a more complex taste than pumpkin pie.
  • Simple Ingredients. Many Southern dessert recipes, like Buttermilk Pie, use pantry ingredients. Sweet potato pie’s custard filling is made of freshly cooked sweet potatoes (no cans here!To make the custard, you’ll need evaporated milk (no cans here! ), eggs, butter and basic spices.
  • Make-Ahead friendly. Make sweet potato pie up to a week in advance. It’s perfect for Thanksgiving or other holidays.
  • Whipped Cream. I finish this pie with a thing of dessert beauty: real-deal whipped cream (that would also be delish on this Pecan Pie Cobbler). No plastic tubs. No cans !…

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