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Papa Charles' Sweet Potato Pie

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“This recipe is a staple at every family get together. My Dad has been making it as long as I can remember. It can be served room temperature, or I like it chilled and topped with whipped cream or if you're in a devilish mood....vanilla ice cream! Don't get too hung up on the is a very forgiving recipe that allows for some variables depending on taste. ENJOY!”
1hr 35mins
1-2 pies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Peel, pare and then boil potatoes in a covered pot with a dash of salt in the water for about 15 minutes or until soft.
  3. Mash and blend with and electric mixer. (Remove "strings" by repeatedly rinsing the blades of your mixer under water until a smooth texture is achieved -- this may take several times).
  4. Combine both sugars, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves, and vanilla with sweet potatoes, mix until smooth.
  5. Taste and adjust seasonings per your taste.
  6. After sweet potatoes have cooled, beat eggs in seperate bowl and add to sweet potato mix.
  7. Add evaporated milk.
  8. Pour into pie shell. (depending on size of sweet potatoes, you may have enough filling for 2 pies!).
  9. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 and bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  10. Allow to cool to room temperature, or chill before serving. Enjoy topped with whipped cream.

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