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Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Southern sweet potato pie with just the right balance of sugar and spice.


  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes
  • 1 stick salted butter melted
  • 2 eggs room temp
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar*
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 TBS self rising flour
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 TBS pure vanilla extract
  • 1 TBS lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 or 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 pie crust


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F
  2. Poke potatoes with a fork
  3. Bake on a baking sheet for 50-55 mins or until cooked and tender
  4. Allow the potatoes to cool
  5. Peel and scoop out the flesh of the potato and place into a mixing bowl
  6. Mash the potatoes and then blend with an electric mixer to remove the strings
  7. Add in all remaining ingredients except the pie crust.
  8. Blend well
  9. Taste and add more sugar if needed
  10. Pour mixture into unbaked pie crust
  11. Tear pieces of foil and fold it over the exposed edges of the pie crust to prevent quick browning.
  12. Bake on 350°F for 45-55 mins until done.
  13. Cool on a baking rack
  14. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*The amount of sugar will vary based on taste and potato size. Sweeten to taste by adding 1/2 cup of sugar at a time. More or less than listed above may be used.