Sweet Potato Pie

Southern Comfort Sweet Potato Pie is a classic dessert that’s rich, creamy, and full of warm spices. Here’s a recipe for you to enjoy:


For the Pie Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3-4 tablespoons ice water

For the Sweet Potato Filling:

  • 2 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes (about 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For Topping (Optional):

  • Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream


1. Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. Prepare the Pie Crust:

  • In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Add the chilled butter cubes and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Gradually add ice water, one tablespoon at a time, and pulse until the dough comes together.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, knead it briefly, and then shape it into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

3. Roll Out the Crust:

  • Roll out the chilled dough on a floured surface to fit a 9-inch pie dish. Place the crust in the pie dish, trim the edges, and crimp them as desired.

4. Prepare the Sweet Potato Filling:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed sweet potatoes, melted butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, evaporated milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix until well combined.

5. Fill the Pie Crust:

  • Pour the sweet potato filling into the prepared pie crust.

6. Bake:

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until the center is set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

7. Cool:

  • Allow the sweet potato pie to cool completely on a wire rack.

8. Serve:

  • Serve slices of the sweet potato pie at room temperature or chilled. Optionally, top with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Enjoy the delicious Southern Comfort of this homemade Sweet Potato Pie!

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