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Sweet Potato Pie


2009 Sweet Potato Pie Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

Sweet Potato Pie

2009 Sweet Potato Pie Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Enjoy this recipe for Sweet Potato Pie. It's a Thanksgiving favorite.

Prep Time: 28 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 48 minutes


  • 1 pound skinned sweet potatoes
  • 9-inch unbaked pie crust
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon or vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Wash sweet potatoes. Prick with a fork. Place in microwave on paper towel. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Turn potatoes over. Microwave for 3 more minutes. Carefully, remove from microwave and allow to cool. Once sweet potatoes are cool enough to handle. Remove the skin. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Prick pie crust with fork. Pre-bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Mix sweet potatoes, eggs, evaporated milk, brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, vanilla and spices. Combine completely. Pour into crust. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes. If center is set, remove from oven. Cool completely on wire rack. Serve with whipped cream.
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