Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 40 mins

Easy, fail-proof crust makes this the perfect choice for Thanksgiving or anytime! I was a pumpkin pie lover until I had my first slice of sweet potato pie. I haven't made a pumpkin pie since. Even reluctant tasters are soon convinced that sweet potato is superior to pumpkin!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For crust: Blend together cream cheese and butter.
  2. Add flour, sugar and salt and stir until dough starts to stick together.
  3. Form into a disk.
  4. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
  5. Prepare filling: Combine all ingredients in mixer bowl.
  6. Blend until smooth.
  7. Preheat oven to 400°.
  8. Roll dough and place in pie pan.
  9. Pour in filling.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes at 400°.
  11. Reduce heat to 325°.
  12. Continue baking until firm in center, about 20 minutes longer.
  13. Cool completely before slicing.
  14. Top with whipped cream to serve!


Most Helpful

I'm not one to make very good crust and this was excellent. I made for a family dinner and was asked to make it again a week later. It was so smooth and creamy. Definitely a new family recipes.

BRAIDY November 27, 2002

This recipe was the bomb! My husband and co-workers really love the taste and texture of the crust.The recipe was easy to follow and I didn't make any changes. The philly cream chees made the difference. I had to brag to my mom, I even emailed her the recipe. Thank you for sharing!

Jaki Walker May 29, 2003

Really great recipe. Easy to make and not very time consuming, although I thought it would be. Bf loved it! I would however use less lemon rind, it had a very strong lemon flavor which I believe outshined the sweet taters. Other than that completely awesome.

Just J December 09, 2008

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