Jo Mama's Sweet Potato Pie

"I have been on a quest to find the best (at least my family's favorite) sweet potato pie. This has been the reigning champion to all since 1992. At Thanksgiving, I cook it and a new contender each year. I am adding strong contenders to my cookbook as well."
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Ready In:
1hr 45mins




  • Blend sweet potatoes with butter.
  • Add eggs, sugar, nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon; stir in milk.
  • Turn into pastry shell and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.

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  1. Deanna Walker
    I liked this recipe, it came out good, but I like mine a little sweeter. So, you might have to adjust sugar to taste. It was a very pretty pie.
  2. CheyenneAnn
    I made this pie for Christmas this season because pumpkins, canned and fresh, were scarce at Christmastime. Well, I may never make another pumpkin pie again! The only deviations I made were to use about 3/4 tsp of nutmeg, and about 1/2 tsp each of cinnamon and ginger. Wow, this was so good. Very creamy, flavorful. My family loved it. Definitely a keeper! Thanks for the recipe, Sharlene!
  3. Olive81
    My mother in law had a plethora of sweet potatoes last year and I decided to make a couple of pies with them (which I had never had before)----the pie was delicious! I took one to work and it was gone in about 30 minutes! I will definitely make this pie again! The consistency and texture is a lot better than pumpkin pie, yet just as sweet and spicy!
  4. Lacy S.
    I made this at the request of my niece who had never had sweet potato pie. Actually to tell the truth neither had I. So when I read this recipe it sounded like to one to try. We really enjoyed it! I can't compare it to any other of course but if I could I am sure this one would beat it hands down. I wasn't really sure if I was supposed to use fresh or canned potatoes so I chose canned for the simplicity. I just boile them till they were soft and then mashed/whipped them with a hand mixer. I have to say though when I poured it in my deep dish pie crust I had to much filling and had to throw out about 3/4 cup of it. It baked up very nice and I will so be making this again! Thanks for the great recipe!
  5. LonghornMama
    Very good! I bought too many sweet potatoes and added this pie at the last minute to my Thanksgiving menu. Easy and delicious! Steamed the sweet potatoes cause I didn't have time to bake them. Used brown sugar and, since I am not a big nutmeg fan, adjusted the spices somewhat, using 1/2 t nutmeg and 1/2 t cinnamon. Took Bullwinkle's suggestion and served with recipe #65755. I think I'll have a piece for breakfast tomorrow! Thanks for sharing your recipe!


  1. AbbaGav
    Excellent! Instead of milk, I used soy milk.<br/>I also added 1/2 tsp ginger.


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