Southern Sweet Potato Pie is a classic dessert that is the perfect addition to holiday dinners such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. An easy recipe that anyone can make!
Southern Sweet Potato Pie
Have y’all tried Sweet Potato Pie? How do I even consider myself to be a true southern gal when I am just now making a sweet potato pie? Where has this deliciousness been my whole entire life?
So many questions but the answers are all to make this Southern Sweet Potato Pie. You don’t even need to wait for Thanksgiving, just do it. Seriously. I have found my new favorite pie, y’all and it’s so EASY!
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How to Make Southern Sweet Potato Pie:
- Prepare pie crust and roll out on a floured surface.
- Trim pie dough to fit pie plate.
- Press crust into pie plate and set aside.
- Peel and dicing a couple of sweet potatoes. Cover them with water and cook until tender, about 15 minutes.
- Drain and mash with a potato masher or fork and set aside to cool slightly.
- Add mashed sweet potatoes to a mixing bowl.
- Add softened butter, heavy cream, an egg, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and a bit of fine ground pepper.
- Mix until well combined and Pour filling into prepared pie crust.
- Bake for 40 minutes.
- Cool completely before slicing. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Can be served chilled or at room temperature.
My family was so SKEPTICAL about this pie, including me. I have heard of sweet potato pie my whole life and who hasn’t sang along to Alabama singing, “song of the south, Sweet Potato Pie and I shut my mouth…”!
Sweet potato pie is a little bit lighter in flavor than pumpkin pie, in my opinion. The texture is pretty close to the same and the flavors are very similar.
Turns out every single one of us loved the sweet potato pie even more than traditional pumpkin pie. It looks like we have started a new tradition here. Maybe we will have both because my Pumpkin Pie Bars are also pretty dang delicious.
We often try to add in something new to our holiday menus and this year it will be a Southern Sweet Potato Pie! I hope you will give it a try too. I am also loving this Sweet Potato Cake from She Wears Many Hats. Epic, deliciousness!
A big thanks to Barn Light Electric Company for the gorgeous Enameled Pie Plate. I’m always smitten with everything enamelware! Check out all of their gorgeous pieces just in time for the holidays!
If you are looking for more fabulous holiday pies, my Peanut Butter Whatchamacallit Pie, Strawberry Slab Pie and Brown Sugar Pecan Pie Bars and the epic Pumpkin Pecan Pie are also great additions to your holiday plans.
Add this Sweet Potato Pie to your holiday baking list. It’s a delicious dessert that is so simple to make from scratch with all of the warm flavors of fall.
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- 1 pie crust, unbaked
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, about 1 1/2 pounds
- 1/3 cup softened butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon finely ground pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Peel and dice sweet potatoes. Add to a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 15 minutes.
- Drain and mash and set aside to cool slightly.
- Meanwhile, prepare crust, roll out and press into pie plate.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Add smashed sweet potatoes to a mixing bowl. Add softened butter, sugar, eggs, cream, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper and salt.
- Mix together until creamy.
- Pour into prepared pie crust.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted into center comes out clean.
- Set aside to cool. Refrigerated until ready to serve. Can be served chilled or at room temperature.