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Mama's Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet potato pie is an old-fashioned Southern dessert that's economical and easy to make and quite delicious.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Lucy Brewer


  • 2 cups mashed sweet potato (about 1 large or 2 small)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 egg slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup half and half or milk or evaporated milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350. Prebake pie crust until slightly brown. Allow crust to cool.
  • Peel and cube potatoes and place in a large pot. Cover potatoes with water and bring to a boil. Boil for about 20 minutes, until potatoes are very tender.
  • Drain potatoes and add back to pot. Mash potatoes with a potato masher or fork. Add butter and blend with hand mixer until melted and incorporated into potatoes.
  • Add egg, sugars, milk, spices, flour, salt, and vanilla. Mix until creamy and well blended. Pour into pie crust.
  • Bake 30-40 minutes or until center is set and not jiggly. Allow to cool completely before slicing.