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Sweet Potato Pie

If you like Sweet Potato Pie you usually aren’t a Pumpkin Pie fan. If you are a fan of Pumpkin Pie you usually don’t like Sweet Potato Pie. Seeing as I am an equal opportunity dessert lover, I am a fan of both pumpkin and sweet potato pie. While I have stated that I love anything Pumpkin, I do also love anything sweet potato. Pumpkin Pie goes with Cool Whip and Sweet Potato Pie with vanilla ice cream!

The best sweet potato pie I have ever had was in Sacramento, California. Gloria, who cooks the best in everything she makes, whipped up the simplest looking pie. I was reluctant to eat it but did out of courtesy…OMGoodness! That is one of the best eating days of my life. The pie was out of this world. And although I never got the recipe I have tried to recreate it many times. This is as close as I have come…although not perfect.

Delicious Rating: I remember Gloria baked her potatoes but this recipe calls for boiling. Next time I will try the other way. It is a good pie. I use a 9-inch deep dish pan and the filling was just perfect. The crust is an easy no-knead-no-roll pie crust. Easy recipes are my thing of course! I will keep this pie recipe on hand for future use. I am submitting this to Cook.Eat.Delicious-Desserts! this month hosted by!


5.0 from 4 reviews

Sweet Potato Pie
Recipe type: Dessert
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Yields: 8 generous slices
Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
  • Crust: 1½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 6 tbsp cold butter, grated
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • Filling: 2 large sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Combine flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar in a large bowl.
  2. Add in grated butter and work into the flour mixture with your fingers until it resembles a coarse sand.
  3. Add in milk and oil.
  4. With a fork or pastry blender, combine flour mixture with liquid until all is incorporated.
  5. Place in a 9-inch pie pan and evenly press dough in pan.
  6. Freeze crust while you prepare the filling.
  7. Boil sweet potatoes in skin for 45 minutes or until cooked through.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  9. Remove skin and put potato meat in a large bowl.
  10. With a mixer, combine the sugars, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla to potatoes.
  11. Beat until smooth.
  12. Pour into pie crust and bake for 1 hour or until knife inserted comes out clean.

Doesn’t shredded butter look pretty?

I know this is an odd way to make pie crust but it works and tastes delicious for a filled pie like this.


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8 Responses to Sweet Potato Pie

  • faseela says:

    yummy pie….superb dear

  • maha says:

    this looks simple and yumm too…..nice blog with awesoem dishes……

  • pam says:

    NOW! I understand! I LOVE pumpkin pie but not a fan of sweet potato pie. My sweetie on the other hand LOVES Sweet potato pie and not a fan of Pumpkin! Apparently this is common! Although it would be nice if two people of like taste would reside in the same house!!!

    But…..since I trust your recipes I am definitely going to make my sweetie your sweet potato pie. He will think he is in heaven! I have been resisting all these years.

    One thing I really like is that it seems to be as easy as pumpkin pie! Maybe next fall I will make pies for each of us!

  • Yui says:

    I always want to try this recipe since a year ago. I’m an Asian and I never had this dish ever. Since I visited my aunt in California last year. She made me this pie and I felt in love since. The best thing from your recipe is that I don’t need puff pastry dough to make the crust. I will have to make it this weekend. Thanks.

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