Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet potato pie is the sweetest way to get more sweet potatoes into your diet. Even if your kids say they hate sweet potatoes, they'll love these pie recipes.

In fact, you don't even have to tell them that it's a sweet potato pie. The traditional pie recipes taste and look so much like pumpkin that you can likely get away with passing them off as pumpkin pies!

If sweet potatoes really have the healing power that some believe they do (and I do believe), then this is a delicious way to get healthy! If you're interested, you can even learn a little about the history of these delicious pies.

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Sweet Potato Pie - Recipe 1
From our family recipe file

  • 2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Unbaked pastry shell in 9 inch pie pan
  • 1/2 cup shopped walnuts

How to prepare:

  1. In a bowl, combine potatoes, eggs, milk, rind and nutmeg.
  2. Turn into pastry shell and sprinkle walnuts on top.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees Farhenheit for 15 minutes.
  4. Reduce temperature to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and continue baking for 20 minutes.
  5. Serve warm or cold.

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Sweet Potato Pie - Recipe 2
"From The Fanny Farmer Cookbook"

Long ago the sweet potato was called a "long potato" or "Virginia potato." Southern states take pride in this very American pie.

Tart Pastry dough for 9-inch tart (Tart Pie Pastry)

  • 2 cups (1/2 L) mashed cooked sweet potatoes
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups (3 dL) milk
  • 3/4 cup (150 gr) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 Tablespoons rum
  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter

To Prepare:

  1. Heat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Line a 9-inch pie pan with pie pastry dough.
  3. Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and beat until smooth and well blended.
  4. Pour into the lined pan.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat 300°F (150°C) and bake for about 50 minutes more or until pie filling is firm.

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Sweet Potato Pie - Recipe 3
( From "Watkins Cook Book")

  • 2 cups cooked sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon Watkins Vanilla
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 unbaked pie shell
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Watkins Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 2 Tablespoons brandy


  1. Scrub potatoes, boil with skins un­til tender, peel, mash, put through strainer.
  2. Add beaten eggs, one half of sugar, cream, melted butter, 2 tablespoons brandy.
  3. Pour into un­baked pie shell.
  4. Bake in hot oven, 450 degrees F., 10 minutes, reduce heat to 350 degrees F., bake about 35 minutes longer until knife will come out clean.
  5. When cool, cover with meringue, if desired, made of stiffly beaten whites of eggs, remaining sugar and Watkins Lemon Extract.
  6. Brown lightly in oven, serve hot.

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Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Chiffon Pie - Recipe 4
(From "The Watkins Cookbook")

  • 1 Tablespoon gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked and strained pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Watkins Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Watkins Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Watkins Vanilla
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 baked pie shell


  1. Dissolve gelatin in cold water.
  2. Place egg yolks in top of double boiler, use rotary beater. Stir in sugar,
    hot milk, pumpkin, salt and spices.
  3. Cook over boiling water stirring constantly until slightly thickened.
  4. Remove from fire, stir in dissolved gelatin. Cool.
  5. When mixture begins to thicken, fold in beaten egg whites after adding
    sugar and Watkins Vanilla.
  6. Pour into baked pie shell.
  7. Place in re­frigerator until firm, 1 to 2 hours.
  8. Serve with whipped cream and pecan meats, or serve plain.

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Sweet Potato - Recipe 5
(From "The Christmas Cookbook")

Pastry for 9-inch One-Crust Pie

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • l/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 2/3 cups evaporated milk or half-and-half


  1. Heat oven to 425°
  2. Prepare pastry
  3. Beat eggs slightly with beater
  4. Beat in remaining ingredients
  5. Place pastry-lined pie on oven rack; pour in filling
  6. Bake 15 minutes
  7. Reduce oven temperature to 350°. Bake until knife inserted in center comes out clean, 45 minutes; cool
  8. Serve with sweetened whipped cream if desired


* Carrot Pie: Substitute 2 cups mashed cooked carrots for mashed sweet potatoes.

* Squash Pie: Substitute 2 cups mashed cooked winter squash for mashed sweet potatoes.

* Pumpkin Pie: Substitute 1 can (16 ounces) pumpkin for mashed sweet potatoes

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