Traditional Southern Sweet Potato Pie

5.0 rating
1 reviews


8 slices

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time

2 hours

  • 3 large yams

  • 1 stick butter, melted

  • 1 cup granulated white sugar

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup sweet condensed milk

  • 1 pie crust (homemade or pre-made)

  • Cinnamon sugar

  • Egg wash (1 egg, beaten)

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1) Place yams in a large saucepan and add enough water to completely cover. Bring to a boil and cook for about an hour, or until yams are soft. Remove from water and allow to cool before peeling. 2) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 3) Add peeled yams to a large bowl and mash. Add in butter, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and lemon juice. Stir together until thoroughly combined. 4) Using a standing mixer or handheld mixer, beat yam mixture until smooth. Slowly add two eggs, condensed milk and blend those in as well. 5) Egg wash unbaked pie crust and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Carefully pour yam mixture into pie crust. 6) Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Serve and enjoy!

THE best EVER........

5.0 rating
May 2, 2020

This is by far, the easiest, best tasting sweet potato pie EVER!!! I’ve made it several times and it never disappoints. When your significant other asks for 2 PIES AT A TIME, YES 2 WHOLE PIES, you know you’ve hit the right spot!!!! Thank you for a touch of southern love here in Las Vegas!!!!!!

Nicole Kyler