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

4 5

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.

5 5

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!

5 5

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.