Sweet Potato Pie

Have you guys ever had sweet potato pie? It’s pumpkin pie’s “Black Sheep” cousin. It sounds kind of weird in theroy, but upon first bite you discover it’s absolute deliciousness. A little bit lighter and less filling than pumpkin pie, but still just as festive for Fall.

We grow lots of sweet potatoes here on Virginia’s Eastern Shore – most notable, a white-fleshed sweet potato variety called Haymans. You rarely find them off of the Eastern Shore because they’re in such high demand with the locals. I still haven’t been able to get my hands on any this year…I’m hoping to track some down before next week for Thanksgiving, so keep your fingers crossed for me!

If you’re worried it might take more time and effort than a pumpkin pie, don’t be – it’s just as easy, with an even shorter ingredient list. It’s one of those recipes that the little ones like to help make too! Plenty of stirring and whisking involved. It may seem strange that there’s no brown sugar or nutmeg – but just go with the lemon extract. It adds such a bright note to the sweet potato, and really makes it sing.

So, if you’re looking for a new dessert that’s still traditional – you’ve found it. The perfect addition to your holiday Thanksgiving table that everyone is sure to enjoy! Have a great weekend, everyone.

Source: Mrs. JoSue


  1. Posted November 22, 2014 at 6:15 PM | Permalink

    Can’t beat pie of any flavor. I love this kind of pie because its so cream to my tongue and also is a most excellent excuse for whipped cream.

  2. Posted December 1, 2014 at 10:49 AM | Permalink

    Your pie is really mouth-watering!

  3. Betty Crisp
    Posted December 12, 2018 at 3:12 PM | Permalink

    This is the BEST sweet pie ever! I am making a few of these for our big family Christmas dinner.

  4. Betty Crisp
    Posted December 21, 2018 at 2:17 PM | Permalink

    Just pulled 2 of these out of oven. So delicious

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