Simple Sweet Potato Pie {day 29}

Sweet Potato Pie is one of my two favorite pies. The other being pecan but my Maw Maw’s Sweet Potato Pie recipe beats pecan any day of the year. Of all the desserts that were at my Maw Maw’s house during the holidays when I was growing up, sweet potato pie was the first I always enjoyed. The yummy sweet potatoes are all I really wanted. I love sweet potatoes and could eat them every day of the year. That would be a lot of sweet potatoes! I mentioned last year about the color variation and health benefits in sweet potatoes, not only are they yummy but they’re healthy too!

A simple recipe for a Simple Sweet Potato Pie. No spicy spices included in this recipe. Just a tasteful sweet potato pie.

Simple Sweet Potato Pie

I’ll never forget my mom buying a store bought sweet potato pie. I was visiting and found it on her counter and couldn’t help myself. I was so disappointed because it tasted like pumpkin pie (I don’t like pumpkin pie), it had a ton of spices and that is all I tasted. So disappointed, I tell ya!

A Sweet Potato Pie should be simple with no added spices to overpower the sweet taste of the yummy potatoes.

My grandmother’s recipe calls for 1 cup of cooked sweet potatoes. Over the years, I have found that a can of Bruce’s Yams (1lb 13oz) are the perfect amount to use in this recipe and when I cook sweet potatoes, I use 2-3 potatoes depending on their size. I don’t change the amount of the other ingredients.

Simple sweet potato pie recipe

Simple Sweet Potato Pie


  • 2-3 cooked sweet potatoes

  • 4 Tablespoons softened butter

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 3 eggs, separated

  • 1 pie crust


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. In another bowl, cream butter and potatoes. Add sugar and egg yolks to the potato mixture and mix well. Fold in egg whites. Pour into pie crust. Bake for 30 minutes or until set.   (I usually bake for 40 minutes) If your crust starts to brown too much, place foil over the pie during the last minutes of baking.

When cooled serve with fresh whipped cream.

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