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Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Delicious Southern Sweet Potato Pie that you can enjoy anytime of the year!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert, sweets
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 233kcal


  • 2 lbs. yams (approximately two large) (2 cups flesh)
  • 1 Pillsbury pie crust
  • 3 large eggs (beaten)
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 1 T. pure vanilla extract
  • 3 T. softened butter
  • cup half-n-half
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 T. all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ginger powder
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg (freshly grated)


Preheat oven to 400-Degrees F

  • Wash yams thoroughly then poke each yam a few times with a fork.
  • Bake yams in the oven, uncovered, for one hour, or until tender, then remove and allow to cool.

Reduce Oven Temperature to 350-Degrees F

  • Meanwhile, form pie crust dough in a regular-sized pie pan and poke the sides and bottom with a fork. Place the pie crust in the refrigerator until needed.
  • Once the yams are cool enough to handle, cut off ends, which tend to be stringy, and slice yams in half.
  • Scoop out the pulp and add to a mixing bowl.
  • Beat on medium speed for a few minutes. Stop occasionally to remove any stringy fibers that collect on the beaters.
  • Add eggs, yogurt, vanilla, butter, and half-n-half, and mix on medium until fully incorporated. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula as necessary.
  • Add brown sugar, flour, salt, and the remaining spices. Mix on medium until all the ingredients are combined. Continue to remove the stringy fibers as they form on the beaters.
  • Pour mixture into the formed pie crust and bake, uncovered, for an hour or until the center of the pie is set. You can test for doneness by inserting a knife into the center of the pie. If the pie is done, the knife should come out relatively clean.
  • Cool to room temperature before storing in the fridge. Serve with whipped cream or cool whip, if desired.


  • Cooked Sweet Potato Pie can be frozen for up to 3 months before consuming.
  • Thaw pie in the refrigerator the night before you plan on serving it.
  • Prepared pie filling can also be frozen up to 3 months before baking. Just thaw overnight in the refrigerator before baking the pie.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 222mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g