Mom’s Sweet Potato Pie

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty
Updated on October 26th, 2018

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and TastyI’m not even a little bit sorry for the katrillion (yes, I said katrillion) photos you have to suffer through to get to the recipe. This post tells a story. A beautiful story. These moments together that you see in these photos are priceless. There’s just something about cooking with your mother that means something. Something special felt way down deep in the depths of your very soul. I you didn’t see the tour of my parents beautiful kitchen you have to check out this post. I loved photographing in my mom’s gorgeous kitchen so much that I just couldn’t stop shooting. Therefore you get a katrillion photos. #sorrynotsorry

When everyone is like ‘pumpkin pie’ this or that or the other, I’m over here like.. where are my sweet potato pie fans at? I didn’t grow up with pumpkin anything (so my growing love of all things pumpkin is recent). My grandfather was an extraordinary cook. In fact he was a chef. He was well known in his community and many times appeared in newspaper articles of his various culinary accomplishments. By his side was my grandmother who is also a phenomenal cook. Of the things I always remember when I think of her first would be her rolls, then her pound cake, and then this sweet potato pie. They taught my mom a few things, and she has further passed down some of that kitchen knowledge to me. I am and will forever be grateful. This pie is more than just a pie. It represents my family. I honestly don’t know why in tarnation it’s taken me so long to get this special family recipe up on the site – but it’s here. That’s all that matters. A quick insiders secret… don’t mind the peaches in the photos, we were working on sweet potato, apple and peach pie this day… Overachievers.  

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie // This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year! The perfect addition to any dessert table. | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Sweet Potato Pie

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet Potato Pie
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cool: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 435 kcal
Author: Yvonne

This sweet potato pie is legendary and has been passed down from my grandfather and grandmother to my own mother and now to me. This is the MUST HAVE recipe of the fall season that can be enjoyed for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and any other day of the year!

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Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 c. whole wheat pastry flour can sub all purpose if preferred
  • 2/3 c. Crisco butter flavored or regular
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 c. cold water

Pie

  • 5 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 c. evaporated milk
  • 2-3 tbsp. butter softened
  • 3 eggs yolks & egg whites separated
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon or allspice
  • 1 tsp. lemon peel
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Instructions

Crust

  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour and salt. Cut in Crisco until small crumbles form. Slowly add in cold water by tsp. at a time. Mixing after each addition. Knead gently just until combined. Roll out on cookie sheet or parchment paper until 1/4 in. thick. Recipe will make one deep dish pie or two regular 9" pie crusts.

Pie

  1. Boil sweet potatoes until tender. Blend until until creamy. Pour into large mixing bowl. Mix in cinnamon (or allspice if using), sugar, and salt. Separate egg yolks from egg whites. In a small bowl beat egg yolks and add to sweet potato mixture along with milk and butter; stir until creamy. Mixture will be fairly thin. In another small bowl, whisk egg whites and fold in to sweet potato mixture being careful not to over mix. Bake at 400 F for 10 minutes. Lower temperature to 350 F and bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes. Pie should be mostly firm to the touch when removed from oven.

  2. Let sit for 30-45 minutes prior to slicing. Serve with whipped cream.

Recipe Notes

When initially blending the sweet potatoes you will want to use a high speed blender instead of a hand mixer. The initial blending will remove the sweet potato strings. By using a hand mixer you will not remove them, therefore the final result of your pie will not be as creamy as it could be. Also you can use regular milk, but will have better flavor and results if you use the evaporated milk.

Adapted from A family recipe from my Mom

Nutrition Facts
Mom's Sweet Potato Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 435 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 205mg 9%
Potassium 400mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 61g 20%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 24g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 157.1%
Vitamin C 3.3%
Calcium 9.3%
Iron 11.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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6 comments about “Mom’s Sweet Potato Pie

  1. Holly

    I feel like watching your mom cook is like an artform. I love this intimate look into your story of what makes you YOU! Also, I NEED to make this pie. I too did not do much pumpkin growing up, so I’m not a die-hard fan.

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