Jo Mama’s Sweet Potato Pie

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 45 mins
  • Servings: 8
  • About This Recipe

    “I have been on a quest to find the best (at least my family’s favorite) sweet potato pie. This has been the reigning champion to all since 1992. At Thanksgiving, I cook it and a new contender each year. I am adding strong contenders to my cookbook as well.”


  • 1 1/2 cupsmashed, cooked sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cupbutter, softened
  • 4eggs
  • 1cup granulated sugar or 1cupbrown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoonsfreshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoonsvanilla
  • 1dashcinnamon
  • 1/2 cupmilk
  • 1unbaked 9-inch pie crust
  • Directions

  • Blend sweet potatoes with butter.
  • Add eggs, sugar, nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon; stir in milk.
  • Turn into pastry shell and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Reviews

  • “I liked this recipe, it came out good, but I like mine a little sweeter.So, you might have to adjust sugar to taste.It was a very pretty pie.”

  • “was very good! My kids LOVED it :)”

  • “Good pie.Will use a little less sugar next time.Thanks.”

  • “I made this pie for Christmas this season because pumpkins, canned and fresh, were scarce at Christmastime. Well, I may never make another pumpkin pie again!The only deviations I made were to use about 3/4 tsp of nutmeg, and about 1/2 tsp each of cinnamon and ginger. Wow, this was so good. Very creamy, flavorful. My family loved it.Definitely a keeper! Thanks for the recipe, Sharlene!”

  • “I decided to make a couple of sweet potato piew for Thanksgiving and this is one of them.This one was the one that most of our guests liked best.We thought it could use a little more sweet and a little less nutmeg, but it was a good pie.”

  • “I decided to make a sweet potato pie this year for Thanksgiving because I’ve never made one before.This was delicious!Simple to make, a lovely texture and very tasty.The only change I will make next time is to reduce the sugar.It was a bit sweet for me, but my husband thought it was perfect.Thank you!”

  • “My mother in law had a plethora of sweet potatoes last year and I decided to make a couple of pies with them (which I had never had before)—-the pie was delicious!I took one to work and it was gone in about 30 minutes!I will definitely make this pie again!The consistency and texture is a lot better than pumpkin pie, yet just as sweet and spicy!”

  • “I made this at the request of my niece who had never had sweet potato pie.Actually to tell the truth neither had I.So when I read this recipe it sounded like to one to try.We really enjoyed it!I can’t compare it to any other of course but if I could I am sure this one would beat it hands down.I wasn’t really sure if I was supposed to use fresh or canned potatoes so I chose canned for the simplicity.I just boile them till they were soft and then mashed/whipped them with a hand mixer.I have to say though when I poured it in my deep dish pie crust I had to much filling and had to throw out about 3/4 cup of it.It baked up very nice and I will so be making this again!Thanks for the great recipe!”

  • “I am not really a texture person but the texture of this pie was just not right to me.I would not make it again.To many eggs.”

  • “Made for Thanksgiving this year and everyone really enjoyed it.Thank you Sharlene!It was a nice change from Pumpkin Pie.Arlene”

  • “Very good! I bought too many sweet potatoes and added this pie at the last minute to my Thanksgiving menu. Easy and delicious! Steamed the sweet potatoes cause I didn’t have time to bake them. Used brown sugar and, since I am not a big nutmeg fan, adjusted the spices somewhat, using 1/2 t nutmeg and 1/2 t cinnamon. Took Bullwinkle’s suggestion and served with recipe #65755. I think I’ll have a piece for breakfast tomorrow! Thanks for sharing your recipe!”

  • “Excellent! Instead of milk, I used soy milk.
    I also added 1/2 tsp ginger.”

  • “I made this up for Thanksgiving dessert table this year.This pie was eaten way before the pumpkin pies, and everyone raved about it.Thank you for a wonderfully delicious pie recipe.Will post picture as soon as my puter is fixed to read the camera disc.”

  • “Tried this recipe using the brown sugar. The flavor reminded me of gingerbread. Next time I will use granulated sugar. Topped it with maple whipped cream Maple Whipped Cream”

  • “This is my favorite Sweet Potato Pie recipe of all the different recipes we’ve tried over the years.I made this for a company pot luck and brought in 2 pies.Even the people who swear they don’t like sweet potato enjoyed it.”