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Easy Sweet Potato Pie

Desserts  |  Published on Nov 13, 2019  |  Last modified on Nov 14, 2019

Easy Sweet potato pie is made with a homemade crust and a silky sweet filling. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon!

Creating this Sweet potato pie recipe

Holiday time is here and people get extra stressed and busy during this time. Most of us tend to lean on food for comfort, which can sometimes end up in a whole pint of ice cream suddenly disappearing before our eyes.

This year, let’s try to trim the table and our waistlines with this easy sweet potato pie! It’s still comforting, but hey! You’re still consuming tons of vitamin A, fiber and potassium. 

The weekend flew by! On Friday night, I worked a carnival for my mom selling caramel apples with a couple girlfriends. Then Saturday morning my older brother came over and I made us breakfast — a super yummy vegetarian egg bake and French press coffee, it was the perfect start to our day! Then after he left I made this simple sweet potato pie recipe. The house smelled amazing, to say the least!

easy sweet potato pie on top of a striped napkin.

Sweet potato pie ingredients

This sweet potato pie recipe has two components: the homemade pie crust and the homemade sweet potato pie filling.

For the pie crust, you can either make a graham cracker crust or my homemade pie crust.

Here’s what you’ll need for the pie crust:

  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Crisco (Shortening)
  • Water

And for the sweet potato pie filling, you’ll need:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Whole cloves
  • Sweet potato
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Ground cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Lemon juice
two slices of easy sweet potato pie on white plates atop striped towel

How to make sweet potato pie

Before starting on the sweet potato pie filling, you’ll need to prep and bake pie dough. Once that’s done, set the crust aside to cool and move onto the filling.

To make the filling, you’ll first need to melt the butter in a saucepan. Add in the whole cloves and cinnamon stick, and melt the butter over low heat for 5 minutes to infuse it with the spices.

Then, remove the spices and add the melted butter into the bowl of a standing mixer along with the remaining pie filling ingredients. Mix until smooth, then turn the sweet potato pie filling into the pie crust in a 9 inch pie pan.

Bake for 45 minutes or until the pie is set on top, then let the pie cool completely before slicing and serving.

sweet potato pie on a white plate whipped cream on top

Can I use a pre-made graham cracker crust?

Of course! I prefer making my own, but you’re welcome to use a store-bought crust if you’re short on time.

Can I prep this sweet potato pie in advance?

Yes, this easy sweet potato pie will last up to 4 days in the fridge. Make sure to cover it with plastic wrap!

Leftover Sweet Potato Pie Muffins on wire rack

How to use pie filling to make muffins

Using 2 cups of sweet potato pie filling, you can make some muffins! In a medium size bowl, whisk the following together:

  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon  

Then, place cupcake liners in a cupcake tray, spray them with non stick baking spray, and filled with pie mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes.

For the frosting, mix use powdered sugar, butter, vanilla extract and a splash of milk. ENJOY!

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Easy Sweet Potato Pie

This easy sweet potato pie is made with a homemade graham cracker crust and a silky sweet filling. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and enjoy!
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Tawnie Kroll

Ingredients

For the pie crust:

  • 5 oz. flour
  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1.5 Tbsp. Crisco
  • 1/3 cup water

For the sweet potato pie filling

  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. whole cloves
  • 2 large sweet potatoes* cooked, skin removed & mashed
  • 7 oz. sweetened condensed milk (1/2 can)
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice

Instructions

For the crust:

  • Preheat oven to 350F. First, make the pie dough. See my notes below for the recipe and instructions.

For the sweet potato pie filling:

  • Melt the 4 Tbsp. of butter in a sauce pan and add in the cinnamon stick and cloves. Let this cook over low heat for 5 minutes, then remove cloves and cinnamon stick.
  • In a standing mixer/Kitchen Aid, mix the melted butter with remaining ingredients until smooth, light, and fluffy.
  • Pour this mixture into prepared pie crust and cook in the oven at 350F for 45 minutes. Let cool for another 45 min. before serving. Top with whipped cream!
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Notes

Use my pie crust recipe from my Homemade apple pie or make a graham cracker crust. If making the homemade apple pie crust, use half of the ingredients since we don’t need a top layer of dough for this pie.
For the graham cracker crust, mix 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs, 1/3 cup sugar,  and 6 Tbsp melted butter together. Press down into a 9 inch pie pan and bake for 10 minutes at 350° F. 
Be sure the sweet potato is no longer hot when mixing. Let sweet potato cool. You can either cook in the microwave or bake the oven.
*Inspired by Southern Living magazine
 

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Sweet potato pie on a plate topped with whipped cream.

 
 

 

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  1. Oh my goodness this looks absolutely amazing! I love my sweet potatoes + I’m also vegan so I will most definitely be giving this a try. And those left over muffin bites! You have got to be kidding…they are adorable! This has got me drooling already 🙂

  2. My aunt requested sweet potato pie and I didn’t know what I was going to do!!! I came across your recipe on Pinterest and my aunt said it was the best sweet potato pie she had ever had!

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