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A slice of cream-decorated sweet potato pie
Sweet Potato Pie
Prep Time
1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins

Old-Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie made with a homemade buttery shortcrust pastry and decorated with cream, a delicious dessert be to enjoyed throughout the Fall season. Particularly nice for your Thanksgiving menu, this pie is so easy to make, and a big winner with everyone. I will show you how to make the best sweet potato pie, so much better than the ready-made stuff.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato desserts
Servings: 1 pie
Calories: 3444 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
For the crust
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 125 g butter
  • 3 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoon cold water
For the filling
  • 450 g roasted sweet potatoes (1 lb)
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup milk
To decorate
  • 120 ml cream double or heavy cream, whipped cream
  1. To make the shortcrust pastry, sift the flour, add the cold butter cut into cubes, and use your fingertips to rub them together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

  2. Add the sugar, egg yolk and water, and knead gently to get a smooth dough.

  3. Cover it with clingfilm, and chill it in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.

  4. Use a rolling pin to a roll it over, then arrange it over a pie/quiche pan.

  5. Cut out the excess dough, and use a fork to prick the dough in several places.

  6. Add the cool roasted sweet potatoes to a large bowl, add the white and brown sugar, milk, eggs and vanilla extract, and mix well.

  7. Pour the mixture over the crust, and bake in the preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) for 40-45 minutes until the filling is set and the pastry is golden.

  8. Leave to cool completely, then beat the cream until it holds stiff peaks, and add it to a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle.

  9. Decorate and serve cold from the fridge!

Recipe Notes
  • To see the measurements in cups and ounces, please click on the US CUSTOMARY link.
  • The amount of ingredients listed can be adjusted depending on the number of servings you need, just click on the number next to SERVINGS.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3444 Calories from Fat 1503
% Daily Value*
Fat 167g257%
Saturated Fat 100g500%
Cholesterol 972mg324%
Sodium 1412mg59%
Potassium 2283mg65%
Carbohydrates 434g145%
Fiber 20g80%
Sugar 168g187%
Protein 56g112%
Vitamin A 69728IU1395%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 582mg58%
Iron 17mg94%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.