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Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Are you tired of always bringing the plain and boring pumpkin pie to holiday get togethers with the entire family? I know the solution! Try my sweet potato pie recipe today! It is the perfect pie to take to surprise everyone! Check out my easy to follow recipe video that I have posted below for step-by-step instructions and helpful tips on how to make the perfect sweet potato pie!

Scrumptious Sweet Potato Pie

Have you ever noticed how folks will always claim they don’t like something even if they have never before tried it? Or perhaps they tried it years ago, did not like the way it was made and now swear they don’t like it?

My son was like this about sweet potato pie, saying he only liked pumpkin pie although I knew he had never had this truly southern sweet before. Well, one day while visiting relatives he helped himself to his aunt Lena’s pumpkin pie and after two slices he declared that his aunt Lena’s pumpkin pie was even better than his mama’s!

Little did the little darling know but his aunt Lena’s pumpkin pie was actually a southern deep dish sweet potato pie! Well, you too can make your family and friends a scrumptious sweet potato pie with this recipe below.

Yes, just follow the simple step by step directions below and before you know it your kitchen will fill with the lively fall aromas of cinnamon, sugar, vanilla, milk, nutmeg and butter blended together with mashed sweet potatoes slowly baking in a pie shell until firm in the center and golden around edges. Don’t be surprised when everyone praises you on a very delicious pumpkin pie and asks you for the recipe!

What Kind of Pie do You Like Best?

Scrumptous Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Pie
Serves or Makes: 8
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  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 lb sweet potato
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 9 inch unbaked pie crust
  1. Boil the sweet potato whole in the skin for 40 to 50 minutes, or until soft.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Run cold water over the sweet potato, and the peel off the skin.
  4. Break the sweet potato apart in a bowl and add the butter. Mix well with a mixer.
  5. Stir in the sugar, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla.
  6. Beat at a medium speed until the mixture is smooth, then pour it into the unbaked pie crust.
  7. Bake for 55 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. The pie will puff up like a souffle, and then it will sink down as it cools.

Photo Credit: sweet potato pie by bnilsen, on Flickr

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