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Sweet Potato Pie

sweet potato pie

Hello all!  How are we all doing?  This last weekend we had a nice little fire outside.  There’s nothing like fall fires, right?  Well, I also happen to be cold nearly ALL of the time, so the picturesque evening very quickly turned into me huddling close to the fire like I was in the arctic.

Then the real problem: the smoke smell in your hair afterward.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the smell of a nice campfire, but when I get that smoke smell in my hair, it DOES NOT leave.  Two hours later when you’re trying to sleep, the last thing you want is to smell smoke.  And my hair is thick, so there was no hope.  That’s what I get for trying to avoid taking a shower.  I mean, I had just taken one that morning.  My skin will get dried out if I don’t watch it.  🙂

sweet potato pie

Well, the smoke smell is gone.  On to other things, like delicious sweet potato pie.  This is sweet potato pie which is usually served on Thanksgiving pictured on a Frankenstein plate…because that’s just the way I am.  I mean, it is the season of the sweet potato right now, isn’t it?  We can have sweet potato pie RIGHT NOW if we want to.  There are no rules!  😉  Plus I hold a deep love for Halloween so I think we all need pie to celebrate its impending arrival.  Yay!

Did you all grow up with sweet potato pie on Thanksgiving?  We never had it.  Not once.  Probably because I’m in Minnesota, where pumpkin reigns supreme.  But I make a sweet potato casserole every year, so after a while I became curious and had to make the pie…because pie.  This is a nice and creamy, fuss-free dessert for your Thanksgiving (or Halloween) table.  There should be a Halloween table, shouldn’t there?  This can be right next to the fancied-up pigs in a blanket and that punch with the sherbet in it.  🙂

Happy eating!

sweet potato pie

(From a sweet potato pie recipe on Taste of Home)

5.0 from 2 reviews
Sweet Potato Pie
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups mashed sweet potato
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 9 inch unbaked pie shell, homemade or store-bought
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until well blended and fluffy.
  3. Add in eggs and mix well.
  4. Add in milk, sweet potatoes, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and blend well, scraping down the sides of the bowl if you have to.
  5. Pour into the pie shell and bake for 15 minutes, then turn down the oven temperature to 350 degrees F. and bake for an additional 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  6. Cool and serve.


{ 14 comments… add one }
  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice October 26, 2016, 6:23 am

    I love having a bonfire, but I agree, the smoke smell in your hair and on your clothes is the worst! This sweet potato pie sounds delicious! I’ve never tried this before, sounds perfect for Thanksgiving!

    • Amanda October 26, 2016, 8:33 pm

      Hope you like it if you try it. Thanks, Gayle!

  • Megan - The Emotional Baker October 26, 2016, 12:21 pm

    I’m always cold too! & it’s no fun. Unlike this pie 😉 I really don’t think I’ve ever had a Sweet Potato Pie – must fix that soon!

    • Amanda October 26, 2016, 8:34 pm

      I swear I’m cold when it’s 70 out. Haha. Thanks, Megan!

  • Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary October 26, 2016, 2:07 pm

    EEEK. The smoke from a fire in your hair is the worst.. well, that and when the wind blows and the smoke goes RIGHT in your face. Ugh, hate that. Anyways, I haven’t had a sweet potato pie in FOREVER!! My grams specialty was pies and since she is no longer around I haven’t even attempted to make one. Clearly I need to get on it, because this would be perfect for Thanksgiving! Cheers, dear!

    • Amanda October 26, 2016, 8:35 pm

      Oh my gosh, smoke in the eyes is terrible. Back when I wore contacts that really stunk! 😀 Thanks, Cheyanne!

  • Karen @ The Food Charlatan October 26, 2016, 7:32 pm

    Okay Amanda hear me out here. Smoke in hair is the WORST and my cousin told me her secret a few years ago: FEBREEZE. I’ve tried it and it totally works. Since your hair is so thick it might not be a complete cure-all, but it will definitely help. Sometimes I still feel like my hair is smokey even AFTER showering, which is just the worst. If I do febreeze first it usually takes care of it. I know febreeze smell is not exactly chanel, but I’ll take it over the smoke, haha!

    And this pie my friend! looks gorgeous. I’ve never done sweet potato pie!

    • Amanda October 26, 2016, 8:36 pm

      Thank you SO much! I have to tell you that I thought I was the only one who ever thought my hair still smelled like smoke even after a shower. I am totally trying this! Thanks, Karen!

  • Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss October 27, 2016, 7:11 am

    I’ve never had a sweet potato pie, but we do have a sweet potato casserole every Thanksgiving! This pie looks lovely! And this is the exact reason I avoid fires, even though I really love them. I’ve had a little bit of success by tying my hair up in a bun before you go outside (and wearing a hoodie with the hood up.) I’m going to have to try the Febreeze trick!

    • Amanda November 1, 2016, 1:09 pm

      I’m totally trying that Febreeze thing too. We have a sweet potato casserole every year too. Isn’t it great? Thanks so much, Jessica!

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust October 27, 2016, 7:32 am

    I hate that smoke smell! Omg it’s the worst. This pie is gorgeous, can you believe I’ve never had sweet potato pie??!

    • Amanda November 1, 2016, 1:10 pm

      It seems like a lot of people have never had sweet potato pie. And before a year ago I never had either. There’s nothing like discovering new, delicious pies! 😄 Thanks, Dorothy!

  • karrie/Tasty Ever After November 4, 2016, 9:42 am

    Fire smoke hair is terrible and not cool BUT this sweet potato pie recipe is and I’d take this guy over a pumpkin pie any Thanksgiving! BTW, do you listen to Robert Cray? He’s a blues musician and one of my favorite albums of his is called Sweet Potato Pie… and the CD disk looks like a real pie too!

    • Amanda November 4, 2016, 12:24 pm

      Oh my gosh I have to listen to that. I love blues and jazz music. Thanks, Karrie!

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