Published Apr 29th
Prep 30m Cook 1h 50m Additional - Ready In 1h 80m
Servings 1 9-inch pie Calories 389.4

This recipe was shared with me by a special friend in Atlanta, GA. It has long been a favorite, and everyone who tastes it says it is the best they have ever had.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (1 pound) sweet potato
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Boil sweet potato whole in skin for 40 to 50 minutes, or until done. Run cold water over the sweet potato, and remove the skin.
  2. 2 Break apart sweet potato in a bowl. Add butter, and mix well with mixer. Stir in sugar, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth. Pour filling into an unbaked pie crust.
  3. 3 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 to 60 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Pie will puff up like a souffle, and then will sink down as it cools.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 389.4
  • Carbohydrate 47.8 g
  • Cholesterol 78.2 mg
  • Fat 20.6 g
  • Fiber 2.6 g
  • Protein 4.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 9.8 g
  • Sodium 253.7 mg
  • Sugar 28.3 g

Chef's Notes

Please note the combination of a purple sweet potato and regular sweet potato, as well as the use of foil in baking when using the magazine version of this recipe.


  1. this is good as far as the ingrediants~~~ however, to make it awesome... need to separate the eggs, and beat the whites until they are stiff, then stir that into the rest. NOW that makes it perfect!
  2. I've been using this recipe since 2002 and I always get rave reviews. I've been offered money, especially during holidays to make many of these pies. The recipe is simple and absolutely perfect. At times, I will make a few variations like using 1/2 brwn sugar & 1/2 white or heavy cream instead of milk. - Read more ...
  3. I have made this recipe for the past three years and always receive rave reviews. People who have eaten sweet potato pie all their lives say this recipe is the best they have ever tasted. I have made minor changes to suit my taste. I use evaporated milk instead of regular milk. I add a - Read more ...
  4. I've made this a few times and the recipient always loves it. One suggestion--don't store the boiled sweet potatoes in the fridge when you don't have time to make the pie right separates a bit and makes the pie grainier than it needs to be. It's much smoother when the directions are followed and - Read more ...
  5. I was looking for a fast, easy, sweet potato pie to bake for a church function, and came across this one. I read about 50 of the reviews and decided it was the one I would make, but was surprised that not one of the reviews mentioned substituting canned sweet potatoes. I didn't have an - Read more ...
  6. The flavor was delicious, but it was very sweet. The filling did not set well and was slightly loose, as a few other reviewers have noted. However, I printed this recipe last year and just got around to trying it now. Apparently in the meantime the recipe has been adjusted from "1 large sweet potato" - Read more ...
  7. This is the absolute BEST recipe for a Sweet Potato Pie! I made this for Thanksgiving and 2 pies for Christmas! The flavor was outstanding, and the spices were perfect! The only thing I changed was that I added about 2 or 3 tablespoons of flour to the mixture. This addition was to help thicken - Read more ...
  8. I am a new cook and this is the first pie I ever made and it came out fantastic!! Although I changed the recipe a little after reading the reviews I used 1/2 cup of white sugar, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, evap milk instead of regular milk, 2 teaspoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice - Read more ...
  9. This recipe is idot proof--I'm the idiot, and here's the proof! I was so nervous when a hospitalized friend requested a southern favorite of his, sweet potato pie, since the only thing southern about me is southern California! I totally screwed up this pie. After putting the pie in the oven to bake, I noticed - Read more ...
  10. This was the first sweet potatoe pie I have ever made! I never liked the taste of sweet potatoe pies before, but my boyfriend said it was time I learned to make one. So I went looking for a good sounding one and this was the one I chose. It was DELICIOUS!!!!!! the only thing - Read more ...

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