Sweet potato pie is a classic Southern dessert that is a must-have during the holiday season. This delicious pie is made with sweet potatoes, warm spices, and a flaky crust.
In this article, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to make sweet potato pie from scratch. Whether you're an experienced baker or a novice in the kitchen, you'll find this recipe easy to follow and the results absolutely delicious.
Prep Time: 20 Min
– 1 1/2 cups mashed sweet potatoes (about 2 medium sweet potatoes) – 1/2 cup granulated sugar – 1/2 cup brown sugar – 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened – 1/2 cup evaporated milk
Cook Time: 80 Min
– 2 eggs, beaten – 1 tsp vanilla extract – 1 tsp ground cinnamon – 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg – 1/2 tsp salt – 1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Wash and peel the sweet potatoes, then cut them into small pieces and boil them in a pot of water until soft.
Drain the water and mash the sweet potatoes in a bowl until smooth.
In a separate bowl, cream together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, and softened butter until light and fluffy.
Mix in the mashed sweet potatoes, evaporated milk, beaten eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until well combined.
Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie crust.
Bake the pie for 55-60 minutes or until the filling is set and the crust is golden brown.
Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool to room temperature.
Serve the sweet potato pie topped with whipped cream, if desired.