Preheat oven to 350°F. 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 stand 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 350°F for 45 minutes. Let cool for another 45 minutes before serving. Top with whipped cream!
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