Sweet Potato Pie


This traditional recipe is a scrumptious dessert perfect any time of the year.

Sweet Potato Pie
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 recipe Single-Crust Pie Pastry, see recipe, or 1 rolled refrigerated unbaked pie crust (1/2 of a 15-oz. pkg.)

  • 2 eggs

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 1 5 ounce can evaporated milk

  • 3 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • Dash ground nutmeg

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes peeled, cooked, and mashed (1-1/3 cups)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare pastry and line 9-inch pie plate.

  2. In bowl beat eggs with whisk. Whisk in sugar, evaporated milk, butter, lemon peel, and nutmeg. Whisk in sweet potatoes until combined. Pour into crust-lined pie plate.

  3. To prevent overbrowning, cover edges of pastry with foil. Bake 30 minutes. Uncover edges and bake 20 to 30 minutes more or until filling is set and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. Cover and refrigerate within 2 hours after it cools. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

338 Calories
15g Fat
45g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 338
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 155mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 7.7mg 39%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 219mg 5%
Folate, total 48.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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