Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

I got this recipe from an East Texas community cook book several years ago and it has become a family favorite. The cream cheese adds a wonderful flavor. It's easy, too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Run sweet potatoes through a sieve or mash with fork.
  2. Add all the other ingredients to sweet potatoes and mix with mixer.
  3. Pour into an unbaked, deep dish pie shell.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until set.


Most Helpful

This recipe needed some spices. I made this pie for my family for Thanksgiving. Everyone loved it, however, I can guarantee that would not have been the case had I not added the following: 1 t vanilla extract; 1/2 t ground cinnamon; 1/2 t ground nutmeg; and 1/4 t salt. My family just would not have enjoyed it without the spices. Also, the timing is took at least 45 minutes. I think I'll up the temp a bit next time. It's a good start. Thanks for posting.

hlsamples December 22, 2008

Let me tell you that I thought I had really fudged this recipe. In the midst of Christmas baking, babysitting and helping my fourth-grader with her homework, I rushed thru this recipe, only to discover that my pie would not set. I baked it for 60 minutes until it set, and then realized that I must have done something terribly wrong. Well, I did. Instead of two 3 oz. pkgs of cream cheese, I threw in two 8 oz. packages of cream cheese. To be honest, I was sick about it, especially since I had made TWO of these gems and even prepared the crusts from scratch. About 3:00 a.m., hubby truck-driver comes in off the road and is feasting on them. They baked up real thick and perfect - absolutely beautiful - and, although they turned out to taste more like cheesecakes than sweet potato pies, they were absolutley DEEEELICIOUS! Well, there you have it: My Christmas miracle!

Bullscreeker December 14, 2007

I doubled this recipe and used 2 8oz packages of cream cheese (because I could not find 3 oz pkgs.) I added a couple more tablespoons of brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of nutmeg, and a couple dashes of cinnamon, for my taste preferences. The pies came out wonderful and I got a lot of compliments! This will now be the pie I bring to the holidays!!

Robyn's Kitchen November 27, 2007

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