Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe with honey and brown sugar like Grandma made. Delicious!

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe is made with honey, brown sugar, butter and spices, like Grandma made.

Top pie with delicious fluffy Homemade Whipped Cream.

Sweet potatoes contain high levels of fiber, Vitamins B, C, D, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Beta-Carotene sugar ideal for diabetics

Best Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

  • 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/3 cup honey

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup melted butter

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger

  • 1 cup undiluted, evaporated milk

  • 1 deep dish 9" Flaky Pie Crust

  • 1 recipe Homemade Whipped Cream

  • 1/4 teaspoon almond flavoring

Place prepared pie crust in baking dish and set it in the refrigerator to chill.

In the meanwhile prepare the filling.

Place the eggs, honey, brown sugar, melted butter, flavoring and spices in a mixing bowl.

Mix well on medium speed.

Add the mashed sweet potatoes and mix on medium speed until thoroughly mixed.

Pour filling gently, into the pie fill and bake in a preheated oven 425F. for 15 minutes.

Reduce temperature to 375F. and bake 45-50 more minutes or until the crust is brown and pie test firm in center.

Remove from oven and cool on a rack until thoroughly cooled.

TIP: Sweet potatoes that are large and round are less stringy after cooking than small skinny potatoes, in my experience.

Prepare Homemade Whipped Cream adding the almond flavoring with the powdered sugar and vanilla extract.

Spread on pie.

Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator a few hours before serving.

Sweet Potato Pie

The following old traditional recipe belonged to my aunt.

She baked cakes and pies in her home to help support her growing family.

Her delicious pie will remind you of a pumpkin pie because of the spices it contains, and the color.

However, the taste is quite distinctive.

Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie

  • 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes

  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 unbaked 9" Pie Crust Recipe

Mix together sugar, spices and salt.

Stir into potatoes in a mixing bowl.

Mix together eggs and milk and stir into potato mixture.

Mix until smooth.

Place unbaked pie crust in a pie pan.

Slowly, pour in the pie filling mixture.

Bake in a preheated 450F. oven for 10 minutes.

Reduce the heat to 350F. and bake another 35 minutes.

Pecan Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup (packed) light brown sugar

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

  • 1 1/2 cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Mix together eggs, brown sugar, milk, and butter in a stand mixing bowl.

Beat on low speed until well blended.

Stir in mashed sweet potatoes and chopped pecans until well blended. 

Pour into an unbaked 9" pie crust. 

Bake in preheated oven 375F. 50-60 minutes until knife or toothpick inserted in the center of pie comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cool on a cooling rack.

Serve topped with Homemade Whipped Cream or ice cream on the side if preferred.

History Of Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes were not originally call by that name in the United States until the 1740s and people wanted to distinguish the colorful vegetable from the white potato.

President Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, loved eating vegetables more than meats and Sweet Potatoes were one of his favorite vegetables. 

The Sweet Potato is the Official North Carolina State vegetable and is the Number One highest producer of that vegetable in the United States. 

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