Homemade Sweet Potato Pie

by - 10/27/2011 07:26:00 PM

(This picture does not do this pie any justice!)

As a child, my mother and great grandmother made sweet potato pie around the holidays. This is one of my favorite desserts that I have mastered. Once I learned how to bake, I was on a mission to learn how to make this dessert like my family. After several tries, I had it! This is my go to pie. Especially since I am the only one making this pie in the Spring and Summer time (in my immediate family). My step daughter and I even share the same love for this pie ( I am in the process now of giving her the basics of baking). This is my go to pie when I want something fast and simple. I make this pie so much that I no longer have to measure the ingredients :) and it usually comes out so good that the pie only last a day or so. I'm still on a mission to learn how to make my great grandmother's homemade peach cobbler. But for now, I’m happy with my pie.

recipe adapted from


  • 4 ounces butter, softened
  • 2 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups granulated sugar (sweeten to taste)
  • 1 small can (5 ounces, about 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons) evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 prepared pie shells, unbaked


Mix butter, potatoes, sugar and evaporated milk until well blended. Add vanilla, eggs, and cinnamon; mix well. Pour into the prepared pie shells. Bake in a 350° oven for about 1 hour, until set.
Makes 2 pies.

Do you have a go-to dessert?

If you try this recipe, let me know. Leave a comment, pin it (so you have it saved), and don’t forget to tag a picture use the hashtag >> #simplytasheena on Instagram. I would love to see how it turned out. 
~Mrs. Delightful

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  1. Oh my goodness you have my mouth watering! I love me some sweet potato pie...and I won't get started on the love of my Granny's Red Velvet Cake. Hmmm...I think I may be in the kitchen practicing for this upcoming holidays. I wonder could you fed ex me a piece of that pie lol!

  2. Thank you! So excited to make my 1st Pie:)

  3. Latoya:

    The pie pictured lasted under 24 hours, LOL. Red velvet is one of my favorite cakes! I make red velvet cake from scratch. I can imagine how your Granny's taste!


    Let me know how the pie comes out!

  4. I will give your recipe a try for sure!! My daughters loved my Nana's sweet potato pie and she passed away in July. I never cared for them, so I didn't learn to make hers. I think this will make them happy! My go-to dessert is my pineapple cheesecake or pumpkin cupcakes with a maple cream cheese frosting.

  5. I just so happen to have a few taters and I can make a crust from scratch. Thanks for the inspiration ... I made your chewy snicker doodle cookies. Family loved them.

  6. Summer:

    Give it a try; I'm sure your daughter will love it!


    I'm happy your family enjoyed the cookies. I have to try making crust from scratch.


    I love sweet potato pie also, it is so delicious!

  7. I LOVE sweet potato pie and will try out your recipe! I made it for the 1st time last year with my husbands help, they were so good!

  8. You know I have always heard of sweet potato pie but have NEVER tried it much less made it. I think I'm feeling inspired... :) Thanks for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday! Hope to see you again this week!
    -Trish @ Mom On Timeout

  9. Mrs. Chic

    I love sweet potato pie. I actually made another pie the other day.


    Thanks for hosting!

    ~Mrs. Delightful


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