Sweet Potato Pie

16 May

Aunt Gail

Truly a Southern pie, this is my favorite dessert, period. Aunt Gail was a marvelous cook and she never made a dish I did not enjoy. My step grandmother Martha Webster Thompson made the best sweet potato pie on earth and used to serve it to me with sweet tea while I did my homework at her house in Martinsville, VA as a kid. Unfortunately, none of us ever got Martha’s recipe, but Aunt Gail’s comes very close.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 30-50 minutes

Ingredients:Sweet Potato Pie


  • 1 ½ cups mashed sweet potatoes (about 2 lbs. potatoes)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp. salt


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups evaporated milk (large can)


  • Combine dry ingredients.
  • Beat eggs with milk.
  • Mix all together and blend until smooth.
  • Heat filling in a sauce pan until almost boiling, and then pour into an unbaked pie crust.
  • Bake 15 minutes at 425; reduce heat to 350 & bake 15-20 minutes more.

Chef’s Tip:
If possible, use organic sweet potatoes. You will notice an enormous difference in the flavor of the pie.


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