Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

sweet potato pie recipe
Swap out the high-calorie pumpkin pie for a healthier, lower-sugar sweet potato pie. This popular southern dish is so delicious, it's worth trying!


Total time:  45 S

Servings:  10

Calories:  220


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher or sea salt
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 10 tbsp. butter cut into pieces
  • 0.66 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water divided
  • 2 1/2 cups sweet potatoes or yams peeled, cubed, boiled
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Protein: 4g


Pie Crust:

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp. kosher or sea salt
1 tsp. granulated sugar
10 tbsp. butter, cut into pieces
½ cup ice cold water, divided

  1. Add first 4 ingredients to jar and secure lid. Press "Pulse" 8-10 times.
  2. Add ¼ cup water and secure lid. Press "Pulse" 4 times.
  3. Add remaining water and press "Pulse" 4 times or until dough is formed; do not over blend.
  4. Remove dough, and divide into two balls.
  5. Pat into a smooth disc, wrap disc in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours before rolling out dough.

Note: One dough disc will be used for this recipe. The other dough disc may be used for another 1-crust pie or frozen for up to 6 weeks for later use.

Pie Filling:

2 ½ cups peeled, cubed, boiled sweet potato or yams
⅔ cup granulated sugar
½ cup evaporated milk
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
⅛ tsp. ground ginger

  1. Add all ingredients to jar and secure lid. Blend on the lowest setting (Low or Speed 1) for 5-10 seconds or until filling is blended and smooth.
  2. Pour into pie dish lined with pie crust.
  3. Bake at 350˚F for 45 min – 1 hour


  • patriotsongs

    Just a note: orange sweet potatoes are not yams. Yams are in a totally different family.They grow on vines and are found in tropical climates, have a dark brown skin, a completely different taste and texture, and are generally not found in the U.S. What most people call yams are orange sweet potatoes.. .

  • Denise

    has anyone made this pie?

  • Bruce Bigby

    Yes. You are technically correct. However, when grocery stores label them as "yams" and everyone in the US refers to them as "yams," referring to them as "orange sweet potatoes" won’t help someone in the US to find the right potato to use in their pie.

  • JMLM

    Your oven will have racks that are lettered "A" "B" etc. My home economics teacher always told us, "‘B’ for Beautiful baking!" "B" is the next one from the bottom. Happy Baking

  • Bruce Bigby

    Yeah, I know what you mean. I think that the essential tools for a kitchen are a Kitchenaid mixer and a great blender like a Blendtec. I also believe in working smarter — not necessarily harder.

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