Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sweet Potato Pie

Growing up we never had pumpkin pie around the holidays.  We had sweet potato pie.  My dad and my grandma made the best sweet potato pie.  My siblings and I would fight over the last piece!

Homemade sweet potato pie is comfort food.  Each bite warms my heart.  It brings back memories of my dad and grandma baking pies in the kitchen.

The delicious smell of sweet potato pie baking in the oven would mean the holidays were here.

When I cook, I think of all the happy-family memories I'm creating for my children.  The most important work you and I will ever do will be within the walls of our own home.

I'm sure all of you have memories of family traditions similar to mine.  And if you don't, create new holiday traditions to enjoy with your own family.   


I am very thankful for all of you who visit my blog and share part of your day with me.  Your comments fill me with happiness.  Wishing you and your loved ones a warm and blessed Thanksgiving day!

Sweet Potato Pie-Ingredients
1(15-oz.) package refrigerated pie crusts
4 medium sweet potatoes (about 2 lbs.), peeled and cut into chunks
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 stick of butter, melted and cooled
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 F.  Fit crusts into 2 (8-inch) pie plates.  Place sweet potatoes in a large pot, cover with water and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and cook 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender; drain and mash in a separate bowl until smooth.  Add sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, condensed milk, butter, eggs, and vanilla to mashed sweet potatoes, whisk until mixture is smooth.  Pour mixture evenly into crusts.  Bake until edges of filling are set and center is firm; about 45 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack.  Slice and serve with ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. 

34 comments:

Sing of Singature Style said...

I love some sweet potato pie. This looks so good.

Karen said...

Aw yeah, sweet potato pie is a holiday staple. The scent of the pie baking can take me back to happy childhood memories. Have a happy Thanksgiving Brandi.

Simply LKJ said...

Yum. I love anything with sweet potatoes!! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Latoya Scott said...

I absolutely love sweet potato pie. Think I'll try this one tomorrow since I'm off:) Happy Thanksgiving Brandi!

Tiffany said...

Sweet Potatoe Pie is a definite favorite around here.

Darnetha {ChippaSunshine} said...

I will be making orange pie tomorrow, that is what my daughter use to call this pie when she was little. Our recipes are similar. Happy Thanksgiving Brandi!

Little Bitty Damn Houze said...

Great Post! I love me some SP Pie! I grew up eating both!!

Wishing you & yours a wonderful, happy & blessed Thanksgiving Day too!

Hugs!
Lee - Little Bitty Damn Houze

Stacey said...

We mostly have pumpkin pie but I do love sweet potato. The first time I ever had it was my first year as a teacher. One of my students brought it to me and it was wonderful! Your photos are so pretty. Love the plates you are serving on.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love when you said "The most important work you and I will ever do will be within the walls of our own home." So true! :) That would be a good quote for printing out and framing. :) I love sweet potato pie too...thanks for the recipe! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving too. :) P.S. Love those plates!!

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

Hi there my new friend. SWEET Potato PIE ..Now your speaking my language. I Love it and your blog. I saw you over at a friends BLOG and thought I need to check out your blog. SO glad that I did my friend. NOW your newest follower. LOVE your place. xoxoxo HUGS Sherry @ The Rusty Pearl

Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady said...

Oh my word Brandi! Yours looks so delicious and that little scoop of ice cream looks perfect with it. Lucky family members who will be eating that this week!

Katrina ChicLittleHouse said...

The pie looks delish! I always love seeing the variations of this pies recipe!! I love making both sweet potato pie & pumpkin pie for my family..at my dads family we always enjoyed SP while my mom always made pumpkin..so I love making both brings so many happy memories! :)

sharon smith said...

So glad to see a post from you! The sweet potato pie looks delish. Being raised out west it was pumpkin pie in our house. I like the southern ways....such good food!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Sharon
@novaraway

Shelly said...

Happy Thanksgiving my friend! Enjoy the holiday and that awesome sweet potatoe pie. See you soon.
Shelly

House Envy said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for this recipe. I love all things sweet potato!

Julia Konya said...

Looks really delicious. While I don't like sweet potatoes, I think I would totally like this pie ;)
Happy Thanksgiving

Sissym Mascarenhas said...

hummmm.... it looks really good!

Happy Thanksgiving!

:)

Dee A said...

Pies are in the oven as I write ..I will admit that the sweetened condensed milk AND sugar threw me a bit but upon taste testing, I realize what I have been missing for a while. You see, for the last couple of years I have been buying my sweet potato pie, very expensive and good pies, but a lot of hassle to order and pick up. Well, unless absolutely necessary, I will be making this pie from now on.

Brigitte said...

Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! I've never had sweet potato pie before, and it sounds great! :)

Splendor said...

I agree our most important work is within the confines of our home. Happy Thanksgiving!

ingrid@nowathomemom said...

Your sweet potato pie looks delicious, you know I didn't used to like them but my 2 year old does, so now I do too, so I'm sure I would love your pie very much Brandi! :-)
wish you and your family to have a beautiful Thanksgiving :-)

Kalley C said...

Greasy recipe! I use one that's very similar. We always had sweet potato pie for the holidays and it reminds me of my grandfather so much. I agree with you with the memories--it does start at home.

Kalley C said...

Oh my! That is what my spell checker does to me at night when I shouldn't be typing! It was supposed to say "Great" recipe". I am so very sorry for the confusion! I do use a similar recipe and it comes out very yummy! Once again, so sorry for the confusion! *so embarrassing*

Our Delightful Home said...

This was my first year making a pumpkin pie; I grew up eating sweet potato pie, and never heard of/tried pumpkin pie until I got a little older. Your sweet potato pie looks delish!

Alycia Nichols said...

THAT'S MY GIRL!!!!! Yeah, baby! Sweet potato pie! Just had a little slice for breakfast this morning. (Kind of regretted it once I got to the place to work out, though! I was huffin' and puffin' something awful!) I grew up with both, but sweet potato wins out in this household every holiday season. We won't have to fight over the last piece because I made TWO this time around! :-)

Jenni said...

I also grew up with sweet potato pie and not pumpkin pie. My husband grew up the exact opposite. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I've never made one myself and think I'll give it a try.

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

I love pumpkin pie and sweet potato pie. I didn't like it as a kid but my taste changed when I get older. It is comfort food that I enjoy immensely. I haven't perfected the art of making pies and rely on my mom for holiday desserts but I will give your recipe a try.Thanks for sharing.

Vel Criste said...

Missed these 2 Thanksgiving ingredient Brandi, but looks delectable indeed!

pinky said...


Hello Brandi,I wonder if i can use the same recipe using pumpkin?Thanks!

Kisha said...

I've yet to try baking a pumpkin pie because I'm so hooked on pumpkin muffins. I will definitely give your recipe a try. Look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Teresa said...

That looks delicious, Brandy! My family loves anything sweet potato, and I know they'll love this too.

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Hi Brandi - I know I am kind of late to the pumpkin pie party, but besides the recipe I LOVe your plates, so pretty! Jane

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I like sweet potato pie too! And I like that your recipe includes sweetened condensed milk. I am going to give it a try! Thanks for sharing the recipe and some of your sweet family memories :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is one of my favorite desserts. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us. It looks so delicious!

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