Sweet potato pie on a plate topped with whipped cream.

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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pie, sweet potato
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Tawnie Kroll


For the graham cracker crust

  • 15 graham crackers (cookie sheets)
  • 4 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter , melted

For the sweet potato pie filling

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 large sweet potatoes cooked, skin removed & mashed
  • 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice


For the crust:

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Place the graham crackers in a food processor until crumbly. Then add in remaining ingredients until combined.
  • Spray 9-inch pie pan with PAM and then press the graham cracker crust into the pie pan. Bake for 8-9 minutes then remove and let cool.

For the sweet potato pie filling:

  • Melt the 1 stick of butter in a sauce pan and add in the cinnamon stick and cloves. Let this cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, then remove cloves and cinnamon stick.
  • In a standing mixer/Kitchen Aid, mix the melted butter with the remaining 9 ingredients together 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 before serving.


*Inspired by Southern Living magazine
*Makes 2 small Sweet potato pies or 1 large pie. See this post for a muffin recipe to make with leftover pie filling if you don't want to make 2 pies!