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Sweet Potato Pies

Sweet Potato Pies
Makes:
16 servings total (8 servings per pie)
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
230
minutes
Low SodiumVegetarian
based on
148 reviews
These delicious Sweet Potato Pies have nutmeg and cinnamon flavors. These are a great addition to your pie collection. Everyone will be asking for more!

In this recipe:


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Ingredients:

  • 2 unbaked 9-inch (2-cup volume) pie shells
  • 2 large or 3 medium (about 1 1/2 to 2 lb. total) sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup (5 fluid-ounce can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Whipped cream

Directions:

COOK sweet potatoes in boiling water for 45 to 50 minutes or until tender. Drain, cool slightly and peel.

PREHEAT oven to 425° F.

MASH warm sweet potatoes and butter in large bowl. Stir in granulated sugar, evaporated milk, eggs and brown sugar. Stir in lemon juice, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Pour into pie shells.

BAKE for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° F; bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Top with whipped cream. Serve immediately or refrigerate.


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  •  Star(s)

    Perfect Potatoe Pie

    Jason Lawor from Schweinfurt, Germany

    Absolutley the best pie I have ever made. I've made this pie several times and it just keeps getting better!!!

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    Best pie for Thanksgiving & Christmas

    Tina Young from Spencer, TN

    I never baked a pie before and thought I'd try this on my family before the Holidays they were both beautiful and delicious.

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    Miss

    Janet Wilson from GA

    Truly wonderful. Will try again and again.

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    Sweet potato pie

    Bonnie Edmonds from State Road/ NC

    This was my 1st Sweet potato pie and it was the Best I've ever had. My husband has had them all his life and agrees. This is the recipe I'll use always. Thanks

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy Sweet Potatos in a Pie

    Jeanne Porter from Huntertown, IN

    I have wanted to try this pie for 2 years and finally got the courage to try it. My daughter just began to like sweet potatoes and my mother-in-law likes them too, so it was a 'go'. We were delighted with the results and the wonderful taste. I had expected a smoother texture like pumpkin but was not disappointed in the flavor. We have added this recipe to our best pie category

  •  Star(s)

    Just Like Mom's

    Kelli P from Altamonte Springs, FL

    Last year I was looking for a sweet potato pie recipe that was remotely close to what my mom used to make and BINGO, I found this one! It uses all of the same ingredients my mom uses and when I made it myself, I was well pleased. I found it last Thanksgiving 2007 and when I made the first two pies, I loved them so much that I ended up making two more. I will be making it again this Christmas 2008 only in mini pie versions. I can't wait to eat!

  •  Star(s)

    Good-bye pumpkin..hello sweet pototo pie!

    joanne R. from FORT MADISON, IA

    My daughter loved pumkin pie and this last Thanksgiving I made sweet potato and pumkin pies, guess which one she devoured! I'll not make pumkin pies any longer! I have to agree this sweet potato pie is absolutely the best!

  •  Star(s)

    the best

    DEMONICA GOODEN from DESOTO, TX

    My mother bakes this pie every year and we all just love it. I have been trying to find it and when she told me she uses evaporated milk instead of condensed I knew where I could find it. I was using the condensed milk recipe and it made it too heavy this one is better and it is a keeper.

  •  Star(s)

    The best sweet potato pies every

    Cassandra Knight from EAST ORANGE, NJ

    These were the best sweet potato pies I had in a long time. Thank you Nestle for this recipe.

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    this was great

    Kit from Stone Mountain, GA

    I've been eating sweet potato pies all my life, and I've baked one before, but it wasn't this good, this recipe is perfect. I would have never thought to put lemon juice in sweet potato pie, this recipe is great.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious!

    mariann beard-goss from MINNEAPOLIS, MN

    I have always made the recipe in my head and this year I tried yours and it was totally delicious.

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    Sweet Potato Pies

    Rilza Reeves from ENTERPRISE, AL

    Family said it was good but not spectacular.

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    great

    CHERYL LEWTER from ELKMONT, AL

    this pie is easy to make and tastes wonderful.

  •  Star(s)

    Sweet Potato Pie

    Jaime Strohm from ALLEN PARK, MI

    Wow! I've never made a sweet potato pie before and I was so pleased by how the pies turned out! I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe. Normally I like to add an igredient or take something away, but not this one. I ended up with extra sweet potatos and I went ahead and made two more pies! We "gobbled" them right up!!! What a great Thanksgiving treat!

  •  Star(s)

    WOOT!

    Stacy Preston from Clovis, CA

    My mom back in Texas makes this same very pie. She has added a bit of a twist by adding half Sweet Potatoe and half Pumpkin. Believe it or not the two together taste better than seperate. Thanksgiving is just not Thanksgiving without a Sweet Potatoe & Pumpkin Pie! :)

  •  Star(s)

    Sweet Potato Pie

    Rebecca Marti from STANWOOD, WA

    This was very good, but watching our weight, I made it with light evaporated milk and it turned out just great. Still a great taste but fewer fats and calories.

  •  Star(s)

    YUUMMMYYY!

    Angela Davis from KEWANEE, IL

    This reciepe for Sweet Potato Pie was easier than my grandmother's, and tasted just as good. It's a staple now for me at holiday time and in the fall.

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy Yummy

    Diana Davis from NEW ALEXANDRIA, PA

    What a wonderful pie. Long story short, company made mashed sweet with just butter. There was about 3 cups of the dreaded leftovers. Mixed according to directions omitting the butter and bake accordingly. Everyone who tried it loved it. Will make again and again. Had a pot of turkey and dumpling cooking at the same time, it smelled like Thanksgiving in spring.

  •  Star(s)

    OH MY

    JOHN HALLMEN from WRIGHTSVILLE, GA

    OH MY! Have we got a winner here!!! I folded half a small container of whippd cream into the batter and the results were to envy. All the guests seemed amazed at the perfection of taste and texture. Many thanks for the starter recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    sweet potatoe pies

    Grace Davis from INDIANAPOLIS, IN

    I made two of these pies for Thanksgiving. Both were gone at the end of the day. Everyone wanted my recipe. Next time I will add more butter.

  •  Star(s)

    Sweet Potato Pie

    Donna Lanning from BYESVILLE, OH

    We made this for Thanksgiving this year and EVERYONE Loved this recipe. Thank you!!

  •  Star(s)

    Needs More Sugar

    Kristy Phillips from

    This recipe was actually one of the hits at Thanksgiving dinner. However, I had to add more sugar. Otherwise, the pies would not be sweet enough. Try adding an additional 3/4 to 1 cup.

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent

    Shwanda Sparrow from Chesapeake, VA

    Everyone at my Thanksgiving dinner loved this pie. I made 2 and they were gone by the end of the night.

  •  Star(s)

    This is what I have been missing!!!

    BREANNE STONEMAN from WEISER, ID

    I've always loved Sweet Potatos and Yams, but never had a Sweet Potato Pie. After naging from my husband to ditch the Pumpkin and find something new, I decided to try this receipe. He was right, I have been missing something wonderful! I have a 10 in. pie plate so I pored entire mixure into one pie with a larger crust instead of two. I had to bake it a little longer but turned out GREAT! Bye Bye Pumpkin Pie...Hello Sweet Potato Heaven!

  •  Star(s)

    sweet potatoe pie

    al davis from desoto, TX

    This is fantastic and now I can stop paying to have my favorite dessert.

  •  Star(s)

    yummy AND easy!

    Heather Pederson from SAFFORD, AZ

    I made this recipe today even though it's the week before Thanksgiving, I just couldn't wait! I knew something was wrong when I tasted the batter before I poured the filling into my shells, I FORGOT THE GRAN SUGAR! But once I added all of the correct ingredients I knew it was gonna be good before it even went into the oven. I used canned pots and put marshmellows on top for something different. YUM-O! I don't even care if the kids like this one or not-MORE FOR ME!

  •  Star(s)

    Classic

    Cynara Robinson from San Diego, CA

    This recipe has been in my family for years. I however have a slight variation in additon to the vanilla I add a small dash of either rum or orange extract and it gives it a wonderful variation on this classic recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    Sweet Potato Pie

    Debbye Trueman from FRONT ROYAL, VA

    This pie was so good. Everyone thought that it was pumpkin until they tasted it. It is an excellent addition to any table. Try placing marshmallows on top of it for the last 3 or 4 minutes of cooking. Delicious.

  •  Star(s)

    we're in pie heaven!

    Natasha Calato from Niagara Falls, NY

    Awesome recipe! I first made this recipe two years ago...ever since then, people have been begging me to bring one to our family functions. Thanks!!!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Better then the store.

    Marianna Neeley from ROCKFORD, MI

    Sweet Potato Pie is so easy to make and put together I use to buy a sweet potato pie from a lady I work with it was $10 a pie. Now that I found this recipe it is so easy and much cheeper to make...

  •  Star(s)

    A Reluctant Sweet Potato Pie Fan

    Angela Pitt from ORLANDO, FL

    I'm not big sweet potato person, they get stuck in my throat when I try to eat them. Imagine my horror when I was asked to make sweet potato pies for a function at my job. I knew my nose was turned up when I reluctantly accepted the task. Okay, being stuck with it wasn't so bad because I knew just where to go; Nestle Very Best Baking. I multiplied your recipe so that it would make 8 pies and every last pie was eaten, not a crumb was left. A few other desserts were offered and remained while all the Sweet Potato pies vanished. Even though I dislike sweet potatoes, I'll keep your recipe handy for the future pies I'm sure I'll be asked to make. Thanks for another great recipe!

  •  Star(s)

    Sweet potato pie

    Johna Husson from OAK HILL, WV

    I made this pie for my son as he wanted to try a sweet potato pie and it was a hit. He took the pie to work where everyone said it was the best they ever ate.

  •  Star(s)

    Sweet Potato Pies

    JIM APLIN from ORLANDO, FL

    This pie was so good & easy to make that I sent a copy of the recipe to all my friends & relatives.

  •  Star(s)

    Great recipe

    BRIAN JONES from INDIANAPOLIS, IN

    Once you have the sweet potatoes mashed, it's easy to assemble and bake. My family enjoyed this recipe.

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    sweet potato pie

    Lora Oswalt from Toledo, OH

    wow...it was easy to make and my family just loved it.

  •  Star(s)

    sweet potatoe pie

    pamela smith from JERSEY, VA

    I really enjoyed this pie recipe because it was almost like the one I've been using for years I've always used lemon extract, but I found that the fresh lemon juice had a much fresher taste,and if you bake the sweet potatoes instead of boiling them you can reduce the sugar used.

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful Pie!

    PATTI PETTY from NORFOLK, VA

    This was so easy and turned out soooo nice--just the right sweetness. I will be making this pie again for Christmas. I am sure it will be a BIG hit--again.

  •  Star(s)

    Sweet Potato pie

    Kim Buck from MEDWAY, ME

    This Recipe was the Best it was easy to make and it Tasted Great. Thank you. Kim

  •  Star(s)

    Great Recipe

    Tricia Beals from POWAY, CA

    I just made this recipe for Thanksgiving and my brother-in-law, who loves sweet potato pie, really enjoyed it. It's quite easy to make and if you've ever made Libby's pumpkin pie you should have no trouble making this.

  •  Star(s)

    Thank You!

    Pamela Ross from POWHATAN, VA

    Thank you!! This was a GREAT recipe. It was my turn to prepare the pies for Thanksgiving. I was a little nervous, but the receipe was easy and the pies turned out GREAT! Thank you!

  •  Star(s)

    Sweet Potato Pies

    Norma Small from Pittsburgh, PA

    Made the sweet potato pies last Thanksgiving for a dinner party. They were really good. Got lots of compliments about the pies.

  •  Star(s)

    sweet potato pies

    Shirley Elliott from HEBER SPRINGS, AR

    This is a very very good pie my husband loved it very much and can not wait till i bake another one so thank you for the recipe

  •  Star(s)

    sweet potato pie

    Linda Etheridge from Ashford, AL

    Wonderful, I needed a recipe for sweet potato pie for Thanksgiving dinner to take to my Sister-in -laws for dinner decided to try this one before I tried it on anyone else this is a keeper it is THE BEST one I have ever had can't wait till dessert time on Thanksgiving for every one to try it

  •  Star(s)

    wonderful

    Lisa Fairley from Pensacola, FL

    I had just got this recipes yesterday as soon as i seen it i went to buy everything i need. And i follow the step as well the pie turn out to be wonderful everyone in my family try it. I had to add a special something to do the trick. The pie had everyone want to havemore of it they were like pigs try to get to it. But i didn't cook another one i decide to surprise them for a thankgiving on i sure they will enjoy it. The pie was a wonderful ideal!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Sweet potato pies

    Louetta Nicolle from TORRANCE, CA

    I had always made pumpkin pies, then my dad told me how much he loved sweet potato pie when he was growing up, so when I found this recipe I decided to make it, and it was not only easy, but, delicious too. the next time I made it, I baked the sweet potatoes in the micro wave instead of boiling, and they turned out just as good, (only faster)

  •  Star(s)

    Sweet Potato Pie Season

    Toni Simons from Jamaica, NY

    I've baked Sweet Potato pies for many years now, most of the time just "guesstimating" the ingredients. Occasionally I like to follow a recipe, especially if it includes an ingredient(s) that I might not typically consider. I tried this version (with the lemon juice) and it proved a tasty change to what I have grown used to.

  •  Star(s)

    Terrific recipe

    Stephanie Montgomery from RIDGELAND, MS

    This recipe worked out great! It tasted just like my grandmother's recipe! I was so excited. My coworkers want more of it.

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    mmgood

    beth r ames from glen cove, NY

    My first one and imagine i forgot the cin. and nutmeg. oops. so i just dusted the pies with the spices. anyway it was great!

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy!

    JUDITH BALAND from MIDLAND, TX

    Nothing better in the fall on a cool evening with a fire and a friend. Easy and sooo tasty.

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful

    Rebecca Robert from Gonzales, LA

    Try this one!!! Easy and Great!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/16 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 16 

  • Calories: 250
  • Calories from Fat: 130
  • Total Fat: 15g (23% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 7g (36% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 55mg (18% of DV)
  • Sodium: 170mg (7% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 28g (9% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (3% of DV)
  • Sugars: 17g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 90% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 8% of DV
  • Calcium: 4% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Sweet Potato Pies

Ingredients

  • 2 unbaked 9-inch (2-cup volume) pie shells
  • 2 large or 3 medium (about 1 1/2 to 2 lb. total) sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup (5 fluid-ounce can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Whipped cream

 

Directions

COOK sweet potatoes in boiling water for 45 to 50 minutes or until tender. Drain, cool slightly and peel.

PREHEAT oven to 425° F.

MASH warm sweet potatoes and butter in large bowl. Stir in granulated sugar, evaporated milk, eggs and brown sugar. Stir in lemon juice, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Pour into pie shells.

BAKE for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° F; bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Top with whipped cream. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

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