This grandma old fashioned sweet potato pie recipe is one of those desserts that is a must-have after a holiday dinner. It's filled with warm spices, and a touch of sweetness, and the filling has a soft texture that is just to die for. Not to mention, all of that deliciousness is on a buttery, flaky pie crust that cooks to golden perfection.
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The Best Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie
Out of all the pie recipes there are to make for Thanksgiving dessert, a sweet potato pie probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. I know it's not the first one that I think of anyway. But this old fashioned sweet potato pie recipe just might change all of that!
Now, if you've never had a grandma southern old fashioned sweet potato pie before, it's very similar to a classic pumpkin pie. It's got all of the same delicious notes and spices that pumpkin pie has, with an even better texture!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
Easy to make. This really is the best sweet potato pie since it's so effortless to make. All you have to do is a little mixing, that's it! It's honestly one of the easier pie recipes you'll find.
The filling. The sweet potato filling is silky smooth and perfectly thick, and it melts in your mouth with each and every bite. It's just addictive!
Crowd favorite. Every time I make this delicious pie for the holidays, everyone loves it. It's become my family's favorite pie recipe, so we have it for Thanksgiving and Christmas every year!
- Pie Crust- I used a premade pie crust for convenience, but a homemade pie crust works too.
- Sweet Potatoes- fresh sweet potatoes cooked and diced. You can use frozen sweet potatoes too. Just thaw them first.
- Brown Sugar- for the perfect sweet flavor.
- Butter- unsalted and melted.
- Eggs- two large eggs.
- Evaporated Milk- my secret ingredient for the silly smooth filling.
- Flour- all-purpose flour to bind the ingredients.
- Vanilla Extract
- Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Ground Ginger- the best spice combo that gives this pie an amazing flavor.
- Salt- a pinch if using unsalted butter.
- Whipped Cream- to serve.
How To Make Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie
Step 1: Prep Work
First, preheat the oven to 350 ºF (180ºC) and grease the surface of a pie plate with a little butter. Then, sprinkle some flour on the surface of the pie plate, and roll the pie dough out over the top of it. Lastly, flatten the pie dough into the dish and crimp the edges of it with a fork.
Step 2: Making The Sweet Potato Pie Filling
Ok, so to make the sweet potato pie filling, you'll want to add the cooked and diced sweet potatoes, brown sugar, and melted unsalted butter to a large mixing bowl.
Then, mix these ingredients together with a hand or stand mixer until they're fully combined and have a nice and creamy texture. Next, add the eggs, evaporated milk, flour, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt to the sweet potato mixture and mix until a smooth filling consistency just starts to form.
Step 3: Baking The Pie
So, once your old fashioned sweet potato pie filling is ready to go, you can pour all of it on top of the pie dough. Then you'll want to bake this Grandma’s old fashioned sweet potato pie for about 1 hour, or until the filling has firmed up and the crust is golden brown.
Step 4: Serving
Finally, remove the pie pan from the oven and place it on a wire rack to cool for a few minutes. Then cut this grandma's old-fashioned sweet potato pie into about eight slices and serve each slice with a dollop of whipped cream on top. Enjoy!
If you're serving this for Thanksgiving or another gathering with a group of people, you probably won't have any of this homemade sweet potato pie left. But, if you do, this pie is delicious stored, and reheated.
To store, wait until the pie cools completely and then either transfer the slices to an airtight container or wrap the pie dish tightly in plastic wrap and store it in the fridge. Stored this way, it will last for up to 4 days.
However, if you want to keep this pie for longer, you can freeze it for up to 3 months. To freeze sweet potato pie, first, wrap the cooled pie slices individually in plastic wrap, and then wrap them in aluminum foil, or put them in an airtight freezer-safe container and freeze.
How To Reheat This Sweet Potato Pie
You can reheat this southern sweet potato pie super easily. If it's thawed, put the pie slices on a baking sheet, cover the edges of the crust with aluminum foil, and heat in the oven at 300°F for about 15 minutes or until warm. With that said, if you're reheating the pie from a frozen state, you'll want to heat it in the oven at 300°F for about 40 minutes - or until warm.
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- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180ºC).
- Grease a pie dish with butter and add a little flour to it. Top it with the pie crust and crimp the edges with a fork.
- In a bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, brown sugar, and unsalted butter. Mix with an electric mixer until creamy.
- Add the eggs, evaporated milk, flour, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger powder, and salt. Continue mixing until fully combined.
- Pour the mixture evenly over the pie crust.
- Bake for 1 hour, or until it sets.
- Cut into 8 slices and serve with whipped cream.
Serving Size:1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 328Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g