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southern sweet potato pie

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Tiphane Fleming
spanaway, WA

Mom always cooked a sweet potato pie during the holidays, so whenever I cook one, it always brings back fond memories. Simple yet full flavored. I don't count the process of cooking the potatoes as part of the prep time because you can bake them anytime before hand and store them for later use.

(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For southern sweet potato pie

  • 4
    sweet potatoes, small to medium
  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    pumpkin pie spices
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp

How To Make southern sweet potato pie

  • 1
    Prepare potatoes according to preference. Some cooks boil their potatoes, I prefer to bake them,I believe it draws out and enhances the potato's natural sugar giving the pie a much better flavor. Plus it easier to peel because the potato separates from the skin during baking.
  • 2
    Once potatoes are cooked, peel and mash. I've found these wonderful beauties can be stringy,to elevate that, I run my hand held mixer through it a few times. The strings wrap around the blades and I rinse them down the drain. You'll have a smoother filling for sure.
  • 3
    Add condensed milk, spices, extract, and eggs and mix well.
  • 4
    Prepare your crust by mixing flour, butter, sugar, and cinnamon together.
  • 5
    Press into 9 inch pie pan.
  • 6
    Pour pie filling in and bake in preheated oven at 350' for 1 hour.