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An easy sweet potato pie recipe using simple ingredients. You can make it homemade or use store bought ingredients, either way it’s sure to please a crowd!
Who doesn’t love a great Thanksgiving pie? Our favorites are pumpkin and pecan. However, I know a lot of people love sweet potato pie.
So, for today’s post, we’re sharing Kim’s easy sweet potato pie recipe. As the name implies, it’s really simple to put together.
The recipe is just below. For detailed instructions and additional tips scroll through post. For now, let’s get started!
Easy Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
- 9 Inch Pie Dish
- Potato Peeler
- 1 9 Inch Pie Crust (uncooked, homemade or store bought)
- 1 Lb. Sweet Potatoes (cooked and peeled)
- 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter (softened)
- 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Milk
- 2 Large Eggs
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a pie crust in a 9-inch pie dish. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to combine the sweet potatoes and butter. The mixture should be smooth with minimal lumps.
- Add the sugar, milk, eggs, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice. Continue to mix on low speed until combined. Pour the mixture into the pie crust.
- Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. The pie should be set and not jiggly.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before serving. Top with whipped cream if desired. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Equipment needed for sweet potato pie:
How to make a sweet potato pie recipe?
The hardest part is preparing the potatoes. Now, if you have a pressure cooker, you can use that to cook them.
Check out our Instant Pot sweet potatoes post for more details. As soon as the taters have cooled a little, use a peeler to peel them and set them aside.
- First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. and place a raw pie crust into a nine (9) inch pie pan.
- Next, place the cooked and peeled sweet potatoes into a glass mixing bowl with the softened butter.
- Use a hand mixer to blend the potatoes and remove any potential lumps.
- After that, crack the eggs and add them to the bowl. Then pour in the milk, pumpkin pie spice, sugar, and vanilla extract.
- Using your hand mixer, blend the ingredients until a smooth and creamy batter forms.
- Afterward, transfer the pie batter to the uncooked crust and place it into the oven to bake for fifty (50) to sixty (60) minutes or until it sets.
- It should resemble a cooked pumpkin pie and have a custard like appearance when done.
- Last, let the sweet potato pie cool for at least two (2) hours before slicing. Otherwise, it will fall apart.
That’s it, your sweet potato pie recipe is done! Kim and I hope you enjoy the dessert and wish you all the best 🙂
- If you don’t want to use a store bought pie crust, we have a really easy pie crust recipe that only uses four ingredients. I encourage you to click the bold link above and take a look at the crust.
- We cooked our sweet potatoes, but you don’t have to. Canned sweet taters work just fine for this recipe.
- If the pie crust starts to brown too quickly, then take a large piece of aluminum, form it into a tent, and place the tent over the pie while it finishes cooking.