Homemade Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet potato pie is my favorite holiday pie. Similar in flavor to the classic pumpkin pie, but much lighter in weight. This lightness translates to a much more enjoyable experience when eating the pie. But don’t blame me if you eat the whole thing in one sitting!

Homemade Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet potato pie is my favorite holiday pie. Similar in flavor to the classic pumpkin pie, but much lighter in weight. This lightness translates to a much more enjoyable experience when eating the pie. But don’t blame me if you eat the whole thing in one sitting!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Cooling Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked goods, chicken pot pie, comfort food, soul food, southern food, sweet potato pie
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 370kcal
Author: Chef Ryan Callahan
Cost: 10

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 1 whole frozen pie crust
  • 1 lb sweet potatoes peeled and boiled
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Begin by peeling and boiling your sweet potatoes until fork tender. This takes about 45 minutes.
  • Drain Sweet Potatoes and move to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add Butter, Sugar, Whipping Cream, Eggs, Flour, Vanilla, and Spices.
  • Mash together with a potato masher or whisk together with a whisk until the mixture is smooth and has a consistency of cake batter.
  • Pour batter into the pie crust.
  • Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until pie is thoroughly baked through.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool at least one hour before serving.

Notes

For a crispier pie crust, pre-bake the pie crust according to the package directions. Make sure to wrap the edges in tin foil to prevent burning of the pie edges.
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