World’s Best Sweet Potato Pie

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  • Published Jun 27th
  • Ready In3h
  • Servings24
  • Calories301
Being from the South, we love our sweet potato pie. While many use many different ingredients to make their sweet potato pie this one stands out for its simplicity and goodness. This recipe was passed down to me from my best friend's mother who would cook the absolutely best sweet potato pies. After asking many times she finally wrote it down for me. Prepare yourself for the world's best sweet potato pie. Enjoy with whipped cream.

World’s Best Sweet Potato Pie Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious World’s Best Sweet Potato Pie for 24 servings:

  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup butter (such as Land O'Lakes®), melted
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk (such as PET®)
  • 1 cup white sugar, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 pie shells, thawed

World’s Best Sweet Potato Pie Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook1h 30m
  • Ready In3h

To cook World’s Best Sweet Potato Pie, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this World’s Best Sweet Potato Pie is about 1 hour 30 minutes , and you can serve your World’s Best Sweet Potato Pie within 3 hours . The following are the steps to cook World’s Best Sweet Potato Pie easily:

  1. 1 Place sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 40 to 50 minutes. Drain water, peel sweet potatoes, and mash in a bowl.
  2. 2 Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  3. 3 Mix butter and eggs together in a bowl until smooth; stir into mashed sweet potatoes. Mix milk, sugar, flour, vanilla extract, nutmeg, baking powder, and lemon juice into sweet potato mixture; pour into the 3 pie shells.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue to bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a pie comes out clean, about 40 minutes more. Cool pies for 15 to 30 minutes before refrigerating to cool completely, 1 to 2 hours.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Sweet potatoes can also be placed on a wire rack inside a pressure cooker and cooked until tender.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 301 calories; 17.4 grams of fat; 32 grams of carbohydrates; 4.8 grams of protein; 64 milligrams of cholesterol; 244 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jan 1st 2019

    Excellent taste

  2. Mar 6th 2018

    I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this recipe. I WILL be making it again and NO, I will NOT be changing or adding ANYTHING to this recipe.

  3. Dec 23rd 2017

    I made this recipe and the only thing I did differently was add the cinnamon/nutmeg/sugar to my liking , I also used a mixture of white and brown sugar....but overall it was a wonderful pi ...

  4. Dec 11th 2017

    This was, without a doubt, the absolute best sweet potato pie I have ever had! With so many sweet potato pie recipes out there, if you've never made one, it's hard to know which recipe to ...

  5. Aug 18th 2017

    I just made this sweet potato pie today and it is delicious ,I'm really proud of myself for this one. The only thing i added was more sugar and cinnamon ,it came out great. My fiancé is a c ...

  6. Apr 25th 2017

    This is the second time loving this pie!The only thing I changed was 1/2 cup brown sugar in place of white sugar. 1 Tbs of flour for a stiffer pie. Also homemade pie crust.. more spices. Of ...

  7. Nov 23rd 2016

    This pie has a slight custard-like texture. I added ginger and cinnamon. It could be a little sweeter. Overall a good recipe. Makes 2 pies.

  8. Nov 11th 2016

    This was Ike the recipe I lost, except I used Splenda in place of sugar because husband is diabetic!

  9. Nov 27th 2015

    Best Sweet Potato Pie I have ever had. I followed the recipe except: I did use a heaping teaspoon of vanilla extract and only about 6 oz of 2% milk (by accident, but it worked). Whipped mi ...