Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

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Gabriel Published: July 5, 2020 Modified: October 6, 2020
Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

You can call this pie traditional but the flavors are a show stopper when you get a bite out of it. It’s a melt in your mouth experience until all the way.

How To Make Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie

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Sweet potatoes are used for a variety of main course dishes. But this time, we've made it into this delicious mouth-watering pie.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 57 mins
Total: 1 hr 12 mins
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  • 2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled , cooked
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, peeled , cooked
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup milk
  • 9-inch pie shell, unbaked
  • 3 egg whites


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. For the filling, using an electric hand mixer, combine the potatoes, 1 cup of the sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla (or bourbon), salt, and spices.

  3. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Add the milk and continue to mix.
  5. Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Place the pie on a rack and cool to room temperature before covering with meringue.
  7. For the meringue, using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
  8. Beat in the remaining ¼ cup of sugar (1 tablespoon at a time).

  9. Continue beating until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is glossy and stiff, but not dry.
  10. With a rubber spatula, spoon the meringue onto the pie, forming peaks.
  11. Make sure the meringue touches the crust all around.
  12. Sprinkle with a pinch of granulated sugar.
  13. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until delicately browned.
  14. Cool and serve.
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