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slice of sweet potato pie with whipped cream on white plate

Homemade Sweet Potato Pie

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


Sweet Potato Pie is a sweet and decadent dessert perfect for Thanksgiving or any time of year! This homemade version with fresh sweet potatoes is a tried and true recipe you’ll turn to again and again!


  • 45 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1” pieces
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 standard pie shells, unbaked


  1. Boil sweet potatoes in a large pot for twenty minutes or until soft. Drain and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. In a large bowl mash sweet potatoes thoroughly. In another large bowl cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, evaporated milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
  4. Add sweet potatoes and stir until mixed. Pour mixture evenly between two pie crusts.
  5. Place pies in oven and reduce heat to 350 degrees. Bake for 50 minutes or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Keywords: sweet potato pie