Have you tried Sweet Potato Pie? Here’s a Holiday Recipe From My Family To Yours

carmen jones

Sweet potato pie is one of my absolute favorites to make because I have so many memories of racing into my grandmother's kitchen on Thanksgiving for a slice of her freshly baked pie. She made this beautiful recipe passed down from generations created by my great grandmother.  In fact, we still have a copy of her hand typed recipe.  

I am so proud of creating my own. I have tried many ways to make sweet potato pie. Below are my formulated tips and tricks that will allow you to make one of your own to enjoy as you gather for the holidays with your family. 

Sweet Potato Pie

What you will need: 

  • 2 large sweet potatoes boiled then peeled 
  • 1 ⅓ cups
  • cup butter softened
  • 3 ½ tsp lemon extract
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • c milk
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable shortening
  • 1 deep dish frozen  pie crust



  • Boil sweet potatoes in its skin until it is tender and you are able to push a fork straight through.  
  • In a large mixing bowl, "cream" the sugar, butter, and eggs using a mixer. 
  • Let the potatoes cool down, peel away the skin from the potatoes and remove any dark brown spots. Mash your sweet potatoes in a large bowl. 
  • Add half of the potatoes, the extracts, lemon juice, and salt to the bowl. Mix well until everything is combined 
  • In a separate  bowl - whisk milk and flour together until all lumps are gone.
  • To the large bowl, add remaining potatoes, milk mixture, and spices. Mix for several minutes, until mixture is smooth and evenly colored.
  • Be sure to remove any strings that get caught in mixer.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pour potato mixture into pie crust, making sure that it's evenly spread out.
  • Bake pie for 90 minutes.
  • Remove and let cool. Enjoy

If you try this recipe with your family please share your thoughts with me. 

I’d love to know how it turned out!







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