Home made Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

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I absolutely love sweet potato pie. When I was younger the only way I could have homemade sweet potato pie, was if my mother had bought it from one of the local soul food restaurants( which there are very few of in Seattle). I remember my mom buying a couple store bought sweet potato pies as well, but I honestly couldn’t stand the store bought stuff.. I remember the first “real deal” sweet potato pie I had, and It was at a family reunion down south. I couldn’t believe the difference in taste.. It was so darn good. Unfortunately having the sweet potato pie down south made me turn my nose up at the pies I had after…

It took me years on top of years to create a similar recipe to that Baton Rouge sweet potato pie I had tasted as a child, but, a year ago( yes only a tear ago!) I finally did it.. I even got rid of my other sweet potato pie recipe, and I only make this one for special occassion, or if I’m just being flat out greedy..

There are two MAJOR must haves for this recipe, and they make this recipe stand out more than your usual sweet potato pies, so you want to make sure you DO NOT skip out on these. The two ingredients you MUST USE for MY sweet potato pie are ground ginger and FRESHLY ground cinnamon. The combination of the two of these are freaking amazingĀ  so don’t cheat yourself by skipping out on them!



Home made Sweet Potato Pie Recipe


2 pounds of sweet potatoes

4 eggs

1 tbsp of freshly ground cinnamon

1 tsp of ground ginger

1 tsp of nutmeg

1 tbsp of pure vanilla extract

2 cups of white sugar

1 cup of half and half

1 1/2 stick of salted butter

2 pie shells( find my recipe for pie crust)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Wash your sweet potatoes.
  3. Place your sweet potatoes in a large pot and pour enough water in the put to cover the sweet potatoes.
  4. Boil the potatoes for about 40 minutes, or until the are done( when you can stick a fork in these, there done).
  5. Drain the potatoes, and run them under cool water.
  6. Once the potatoes are cool, peel them.
  7. Place the peeled potatoes in a large mixing bowl, and mash them. Also add in the butter.
  8. Along with the potatoes, add in your sugar and spices. Fold in the ingredients.
  9. In a separate bowl, crack open your four eggs, and beat them until they reach a nice creamy texture.
  10. Pour your eggs into the sweet potato mixture, and also pour in your half and half.
  11. Use your handheld mixer, and mix your sweet potato mixture until the texture is smooth.
  12. Use my recipe for my home made pie crust, and pour in the sweet potato filling( this is enough for two pies).
  13. Bake for 50- 60 minutes.
  14. Let the pies cool before serving.

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  1. Mia Monroe says

    What happened to your lil trick? mixing brown sugar in with a lil bit of butter..and then spread that onto the pie crust before pouring your filling? (I gotta admit I was “hating” and took that lil trick and called it my own) but we all know who the true queen is!! You my dear!!

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