Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 21 mins

Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a pie pan with rolled out dough; prick all over with fork; press a piece of heavy-duty foil directly into the pie shell.
  3. Bake for 6 minutes; remove foil; bake for 4 more minutes until just beginning to brown.
  4. Combine the sweet potatoes and sugar in a large bowl; beat in molasses and eggs.
  5. Add the spices and orange zest and stir well.
  6. Stir in melted butter and milk.
  7. Pour filling into pie shell.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Reduce heat to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  10. Continue baking for 30 to 40 minutes or until filling is firm around edges, but center remains slightly soft and quivers when you move the pie.


Most Helpful

This is a very good recipe. I'm not a fan of sweet potatoes. I made this for DH and he ate a whole pie (over the course of a few day:). Took one to work and got rave reviews. I like the addition of orange zest. Gave it a nice subtle flavor.

angelamarie5613 December 04, 2015

I really like the addition of orange zest. It's very subtle. It was very good.

Delenn February 05, 2014

Was the perfect pie, and just the right amount of sweet. Very easy to make!

Karen Marianna December 29, 2011

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