Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Make sure to add plenty of whipped cream.

Quick Facts

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 55 to 60 minutes
Cool Time: 2 hours
Yield: 1 pie


  • 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes* OR yams
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Karo┬« Dark Corn Syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 (9 to 9-1/2 inch) unbaked deep-dish pie crust


  1. Mix together mashed sweet potatoes, cream, corn syrup and eggs using a wire whisk. Add remaining ingredients; blend well.
  2. Pour filling into pie crust. Place pie on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in preheated 375°F oven for 55 to 60 minutes, or until knife inserted in the center of pie comes out clean.
  4. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours before serving.
  5. *Recipe Note: To make mashed sweet potatoes, peel and cut about 1-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes into 2-inch chunks. Place in a saucepan; cover with water and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 15 minutes, or until potatoes are soft. Drain off water and mash in a mixer or food processor to get a smooth consistency. Cool before using.