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Single slice of sweet potato pie with toasted marshmallows

Southern Sweet Potato Pie

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  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This homemade Southern Sweet Potato Pie is decadent, creamy, and sweetened with pure cane syrup (paid link) — a true Southern version of this classic.


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  • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup of butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pure cane syrup (paid link)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 8-inch pie shell, frozen


  1. Peel, slice, and boil sweet potatoes for 30 minutes until softened. You can also bake them (see Notes below).
  2. In a large bowl, mash sweet potatoes. 
  3. Add butter, sugar, brown sugar, pure cane syrup (paid link), eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and evaporated milk to the same bowl. 
  4. Blend all ingredients until smooth (around 5 minutes) and place filling into frozen pie shell.
  5. Bake for 55 minutes at 350°F.


You can also bake your sweet potatoes instead of boiling them. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Using a fork, make a few holes on the top of the sweet potato. Place them on a baking sheet (paid link) and bake them for 1 hour.

  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Southern


  • Calories: 484
  • Fat: 20.6g