Sweet Potato Pie

  • Serves

    makes 1 9" pie


Sweet potato pie is a longstanding Southern tradition—in many families, the holidays simply aren't complete without one.


  • 1 lb. sweet potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 12 cups milk
  • 4 tbsp. butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 12 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 12 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 12 tsp. nutmeg
  • 14 tsp. salt
  • 1 9" unbaked pie shell


Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°. Peel sweet potatoes, cut into large pieces, and cook in boiling salted water over high heat until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain, mash, and measure out 1 1⁄2 cups (set any excess aside for another use).

Step 2

Whisk together eggs, milk, butter, brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl. Add sweet potatoes; beat until smooth. Pour into an unbaked 9" pie shell. Bake 15 minutes; lower oven to 350° and bake an additional 20-25 minutes until set. Cool completely before cutting.

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