By AngelicFantasia on January 29, 2003
Photo by V.A.
Photo by V.A.
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (109 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"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 off...it took at least 45 minutes. I think I'll up the temp a bit next time. It's a good start. Thanks for posting."
"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!"
"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!!"
"I have fixed for Church carry in dinners and has gone over very well with the ladies of the church. Preparation is very easy although I make enough for 4 pies and use 4 29oz cans of sweet potatoes 1&3/4 cup sugars 3Tbls vanilla 2&1/4 stick butter and 3Tbls nutmeg 12oz cream cheese 9 eggs. Also up my cook time to 45 minutes +or- a few minutes."
"My husband grew up in the South, and his biggest complaint about most sweet potato pies is that people think they are interchangeable with pumpkin pies. We now live on the west coast, but he was craving some sweet potato pie, so I came in search of a pie that didn't call for all of the pumpkin pie spices. This was it! The cream cheese gives it a great texture, especially when chilled, and the recipe is very flexible! Since we are primal, I made a nut crust and I substituted coconut sugar and a bit of maple syrup for the sweeteners. We appreciated that the pie wasn't overly sugary and actually highlighted the awesome sweet potatoes!"
"This is possibly the single best pie I've ever tasted! It has a creaminess and richness to rival any mousse. I did make an adjustments to it though. It seemed to me to be lacking in savoriness, so I added spices that are typically found in pumpkin pie, in the typical measurements. Brilliant! Also, I discovered that the center never quite set, even after 30+ minutes. I think maybe next time I'll turn up the oven temp by 25 degrees or so. But all in all, this one was a bona fide winner!"
"Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I was the only one in my family who likes sweet potatoes. My skeptical husband gave it a try and really liked it! He said, "Tell the kids it's pumpkin pie and they'll like it." I did, and *they* did. Success! Now maybe they'll be open to other preparations. Also since we have to eat gluten-free, I tried a prebaked gf pie crust. That part was awful LOL but I will serve this crustless until I find a good gf pie crust. "
"This was a great hit at Thanksgiving! It was very easy to make. I did add a little nutmeg to taste. But other than that it was perfect!"
"Some pies are runny or lose and this pie is firm just like I like it. The cream cheese is the key. I love this pie. The only thing it needed was a little extra vanilla extract, nut meg and spice. This was the best I have had in years. Thank you for the recipe."
"Made this recipe for Thanksgiving and it was great. I took the advice from one of the other comments and added a tsp of pumpkin pie spice and baked it for 45 min. I let it cool for a couple of hours, then put it in the refrigerator over night. It was outstanding!!"
"We really liked it. I did add a little cinnamin and nutmeg though"
"i hate too spoil the reviews but this pie is firm and on the dry side and tacky in the mouth like peanutbutter can be. it does need some spices for sure. also took longer than 20-30 minutes to set, more like 45. i was disappointed as the pie had a lovely color and was fluffy and tall out of the oven. :( husband ate 1 piece to be polite and my 12 year old said he wished i had made pumpkin pie instead. will try a pie with evaporated milk next time...."
"This is a wonderful pie! It had a wonderful texture and fantastic flavor! I used a regular pie crust as recommended and it baked up perfectly. The whole house smelled wonderful! Thanks so much for posting your recipe, it is a real winner and will be had again :)"
"awsome pie great flavor. I used a little spice nutmeg ginger and allspice. and 8 ounces of cream cheese. the graham cracker made it even better thanks for posting."
"WOW!!! This pie was a HIT to say the least - NO leftovers! I did add some cinnamon & nutmeg. Also, I used an 8oz pakage of cream cheese simply out of convenience. Definitely keeping this one - thanks for sharing it."
"wow!!!this was the BEST sweet potato pie i have ever tasted!!everyone loved it and it was gone immediately. This is definately going to be my go-to sweet potato pie"
"This was the tastiest pie my family has ever had. My brother-in-law said he would punch someone in the nose for a piece of this pie. Big hit! No leftovers and left the family begging for more!"
"My wife took one of these to work. She said it resembled a pride of lions at a kill on Animal Planet. That pie was inhaled. Great recipe, but I had to bake it for about 50 minutes to get it to set."
"I don't really think you can mess up sweet potato pie so this was great! I made a pie for myself yesterday and today my friend asked me to make her one so its a hit. And so easy to make i didn't need to look at the recipe for my friend. Thanks so much"
"This is really fantastic; I don't even like sweet potatoes (made it for someone else), but I still liked this! The local sweet potatoes are white (!) so I put in a bit of pureed carrot for color; no problem at all. Thanks!"