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Mississippi Sweet Potato Pie

User Rating 4.5 out of 5
48 Reviews
47 out of 48 users would make it again
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My versionFebruary 08, 2013 By pressfs
I have made sweet potato pies for years normally making many pies at one time. I used this recipe because I only wanted to make one. It worked perfectly. When I added the other ingredients I normally add, nutmeg and brown sugar the result was WOW.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Simple and ExcellentDecember 24, 2012 By cookinwife
I really enjoyed this it was so simple and not so complicated..I recieved wonderful reviews from family and friends..this is the best and simple pie instructions so far..
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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I use only Vardaman sweet pototoes!December 16, 2012 By tipacanoe
I do not add any spices except a teaspoon of vanilla and salt because I can not have spices due to health reasons. It is still a great pie and the best treat that I can eat.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Very niceDecember 08, 2012 By sweetisgood
I did follow this but wanted to say, First you need to string out the potatoes. You need to put your hand held mixer on fast speed. Do this about 8 to ten times. Cleaning your blades each time you lift them up... Allow the mixer to take out all the strings. Potatoes do have strings and you must take your time getting them out. This will take a few times, beat them until you can not taste any strings in your potatoes. Do this before you put anything else in your potatoes! I hate to eat pies with strings..I cooked eight potatoes, and it made 5 deep dish pies.. I froze them for Christmas. You can do this before Christmas, or the New Year, it will come out perfect. Also add some nutmeg to your taste..
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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ExcellentDecember 05, 2012 By Punk64
My boyfriends not a fan of pumpkin pie so,this was my twist on a Thanksgiving finisher.. I peeled, cut up & boiled the potatoes...once done added the butter to it and whipped them up. I substiuted evaporated milk ,1/2c brown 1/2c white sugars, squeeze of lemon and added 1/8 tspn of ginger with the other spices. The pie was a hit
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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First TimeNovember 22, 2012 By MeshaAllen
This was my first time making a pie and I did it from scratch. This is a great recipe if you want something that taste like true home cooking.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
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The best pie ever Mississippi Sweet Potatoe PieNovember 21, 2012 By mifasola
I have made this pie several times and its a winner. I put in half brown sugar and half white sugar and a bit more seasoning and it's so rich. I sometimes substitute lowfat condensed milk.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
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mini sweet potato piesNovember 20, 2012 By mjrock22
I adapted the regular pie sweet potato pie recipe and made them in cup cake pans. 1 roll of dough makes 12 minis. I baked them for 20 minutes then added 5 mins at a time until they were set. I let them cool a bit and they came out of the pan easily. Then I put the pan in the freezer to cool so I could quickly make the next dozen. I did not have any sugar so I used brown rice syrup and brown sugar to the equvilant amount needed. It passed the hubby test. He loves them and he does not like sweet potatoes!!!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Sweet Potato PieJune 07, 2012 By BerylMcNair
It is a great dessert. It goes well with picnics.
19 of 19 people found this review helpful.
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Family loves it!!!January 11, 2012 By SUNTAIKISS
This sweet potato pie is the best. The only thing I recommend is less sugar.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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CAN'T WAITDecember 24, 2011 By mstiffler19
I have four pies in the oven baking...the filling tasted great, and I'm hoping they will turn out awesome. This was a simple recipe for someone like me who needs instructions to cook. :)
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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best pie everNovember 28, 2011 By ZsaToya
i made this pie for this thanksgiving and everyone loved it....out of 4 pies....1/2 made it thru to sunday.....i didnt change any part of this recipe....i did make a brown sugar and butter paste and spread it in the bottom of the pie crusts...i also used one graham cracker crust as well.....the best ever...thanx!!!!!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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September 19, 2011 By jaye1945
I have received countless compliments on this pie . I only got it about a week ago and since I have made about 8 pies . Its so easy and very tasty
38 of 38 people found this review helpful.
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mmm mmm goodApril 02, 2011 By lpears3
I am a cake baker but I had a taste for collard greens cornbread and sweet potato pie after hearing Fantashia sing that on American Idol this past Wednesday, so I googled southern sweet potato pie and this recipe was the first to pop up. A tip to assist on sweetness, I followed the recipe with the exception of using 3 cups of sweet potatoes, instead of two, fresh boiled of course and a pinch of salt. This filled 2 deep dish pie crust. Simply yummy!!!
24 of 27 people found this review helpful.
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Sweet IndeedDecember 20, 2010 By MaehENang
I, like the other user, halved the sugar with half white, half brown sugar and added pumpkin pie spice. I think ill use only 3/4 white sugar and 3/4 white sugar, and only 2 oz of butter when I make this again. I made 2 pies as test pies to make sure I liked this recipe. (My first recipe used buttermilk and I just did not like the taste.) Wal-Mart ran out of regular pie crusts so I had to buy deep dish crusts so the crust was more than the filling. (But thats okay with us!) Overall, GREAT recipe! Will make again tomorrow and again on Friday for Christmas!
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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Best RecipeNovember 27, 2010 By smile_at_me
The best recipe I have found that makes a great pie that holds together when sliced. The only thing I did different is I used half brown sugar, half-white sugar and prebaked my crust for a few minutes. Oh yeah, I also used pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon, just simplify delicious… all smiles this way (:
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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DeliciousNovember 25, 2010 By Breange
I tried the recipe, I doubled the ingredients to make 4 pies. My husband tried the pie while it was cooling, he was praising me for a job well done, it was delicious. Everyone (my daughter, niece, sister, nephew and mother) was eating this delicious pie before going to bed. ""I definitely will be using this recipe again.""
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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This is the best pie ever!November 24, 2010 By jenfef
I make many pies with this reiecpie every year, I have people that request this pie!! Everyone loves it and I am always complimented! If you add a tablespoon of cinnamon it tastes even better!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Making it nowNovember 24, 2010 By tlm1987
So far the filling is good, I will update with my review and a picture when im done.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Best Sweet Potatoe Pie EverNovember 22, 2010 By missoralee95
This is a great recipe for a great pie, why would anyone want Pumpkin Pie when Sweet Potato Pie is available? My family likes it with half brown sugar half white sugar, and the crust a little extra brown!..and of course served warm with whipped cream!
20 of 20 people found this review helpful.
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Mississippi Sweet Potatoe PieNovember 21, 2010 By JazzM
This is one of the best-tasting sweet potatoe pies I've made. What a nice twist instead of the traditional nutmeg-infused sweet potatoe pie. The flavor had a WOW effect on my guests. I didn't change any of the ingredients. Stick to the recipe to get a wonderful-tasting holiday pie.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Too sweetJuly 11, 2010 By sassychef76
I followed the recipe almost to the T. The only thing that I changed was instead of can milk I used heavy cream (same measurement). The only thing that I would change is the amount of sugar. Instead of 2 Cups I would use 1 1/2. It was just too sweet for me. The kids loved it of course.
41 of 44 people found this review helpful.
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Delicious!!!!!!December 28, 2009 By zonarosa
One word, YUM! I also followed the advice to use 1 1/2 cups of sugar with 1/2 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of nutmeg. Instead of using evaporated milk, I used sweetened condensed milk. Perfection! 4-stars...
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Gold starDecember 13, 2009 By Xanxei
This was my first ever sweet potato pie (not a common pie in Europe), and I loved it. I reduced the sugar by two fifths, because American recipes are always too sweet for me. Will reduce by half next time - it's still just a tad too sweet. And I was feeling adventurous, so I added 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg, as someone suggested, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt, as someone else said, and then I also added 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger and 1/4 teaspoon cardamom. Must say the end result exceeded all expectation. This printout is going into my recipes folder with a gold star in the margin. Delicious.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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Mississippi Sweet Potato PieNovember 29, 2009 By gaelcat
This is delicious--I changed the recipe a bit adding one half cup of brown sugar and one half cup of white sugar..I also used some nutmeg about one half teaspoon.. This made only one pie for me, maybe my pie dish is deeper than most...Easy, quick and delicious...thanks for this recipe
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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Great Easy Recipe....a winner for ThanksgivingNovember 27, 2009 By terrialee
I highly recommend this recipe. This was my first time making sweet potato pie. I tweaked the recipe by adding 1/2 tsp nutmeg and reducing the sugar to 1 1/2 cups instead of 2 cups. The pies came out superb and was a winner at Thanksgiving dinner.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Best sweet potato pie ever!!!November 25, 2009 By jacksmom1
This is a great & easy recipe A+++. All my friends want me to make them a pie. Instead of 2 c. of sugar I use 1 3/4. c. I use REAL butter/not margarine. One other thing I do is instead of 8 in' pie shell--I use mini tart shells. Always a hit at any party or gathering. Top off with whip cream or cool whip. Yummmy!
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
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THE PERFECT RECIPE!!November 23, 2009 By qsuell
I made this pie on Saturday as a test run for Thanksgiving dinner and loved the simplicity of it... Instead of cutting back on the sugar I added 1/2 teaspoon of salt, remembering what my grandmother taught me... I also followed the advice of someone else and added a teaspoon of nutmeg... The additions to the original recipe met my grandmother's standards..She stated it was the best she has ever tasted!!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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This one's Keeper!November 23, 2009 By memedixie
I can't wait to serve this pie again this Thanksgiving. It was a big hit last year and I can't wait to eat a piece or two myself!
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
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Perfect Sweet Potato PieSeptember 27, 2009 By joymorsels
I made this for a NC Style BBQ and it was a hit! I followed the recipe with just a few alterations. I roasted the sweet potatoes and then pureed them in a food processor to get rid of any strings. I also upped the cinnamon to 2 tsp and add 1/4 tsp all spice. It was a little sweet -- I think you could easily cut the sugar back a 1/4 cup -- but everyone loved it.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Excellent pie!September 26, 2009 By JenniferConejo
I have never made a pie in my life nor have I ever eaten a Sweet Potato Pie. This pie was easy to make, delicious, and all of my neighbors & friends are pounding on my door for more! =) I did cheat & used Marie Calanders pie crust which is wonderful by the way but I did peel & boil fresh sweet potato's. Made with lots of love. I would recommend using a bit less sugar, maybe 1 1/2 cups vs 2 cups because it is a tad too sweet with 2 cups. I thought it was just me tasting the overpowering sweet but my friends also said to use less sugar next time. I am baking 4 more pies right now! =) ~~ Enjoy ~~
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Even I canDecember 10, 2008 By the_oldone
I am a 61 year old man who is not a cook, but my son in law wanted a sweet potato pie for Thanksgiving and I decided to give it a shot. Picked this recipe and it turned out great...first try. Made two and ""fixin"" to make two more today!!!!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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This recipe was WONDERFUL!!!!December 09, 2008 By mizlil
Not only was this recipe simple but it was absolutely DELICIOUS!!! I received excellent feedback from my family. This is a keeper.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
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Presidential GreatnessNovember 28, 2008 By sonyahop
This Thanksgiving was very special for my family and we always celebrate it with good food. I especially wanted to have a Sweet Potatoe Pie because I knew Obama would be eating Sweet Potatoe Pie too. So I searched the internet for a recipe similar to my grandmother's recipe. Well, I found this one and boy was this pie good, Obama good. Try this recipe and add a little nutmeg and it sure to be the talk of the party. I plan to make more and give them all to my neighbors for Christmas.
6 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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Mississippi Sweet PotatoNovember 22, 2008 By dollsgirl
This recipe is comparable to Ebony Cookbook recipe published in 1962, that my mom gave me. The only thing I do is use a little allspice in addition to the cinnamon. It gives it that total rounded spice taste. I do not know if pumpkin spice is the same, but the difference with and w/out allspice is the allspice enhances the sweet potato flavor more.
17 of 18 people found this review helpful.
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Southern comfort.... foodMay 14, 2008 By kathrynfaist
I met a girl in the military named Jerrica. She made so many different recipes from home that I had never tried before being a northwest native. Sweet potato pie is something I've been craving for about a year now but all the other recipes I found were complicated and didnt' have an ingredient that in my head was key, evaporated milk! So once I found this I cheated here and there with canned potatos, and marie calanders (SP) pie crust. It was so fast and a huge hit. NOTHING LIKE PUMPKIN PIE so my family loves it. I hope to spark interest in southern food in more of my northwest native friends with dishes just like this! Absolutely will save and make again!
65 of 66 people found this review helpful.
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mmm..mmm...Good!March 29, 2008 By Latessiah
I had a taste for sweet potato pie for Thanksgiving but I never made one before, so I decided to go online for a recipe, and this one stuck out at me. I decided to try it and it was some of the best sweet potato pie I ever tasted. I made some for Christmas and took it down to grandma's and she loved it! Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe!
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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Easy and deliciousMarch 23, 2008 By LisaGantz
I have had such good luck with this sweet potato pie. My husband adores it! I have served this pie to company and received rave reviews! Its simple and easy, it is fool-proof! I have also frozen the cooked pies, eventually thawing them out and reheating them in the oven aqnd they were as delicious as fresh baked. Try this recipe you will be a fan also!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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simple-easy-quick-inexpensive-delischousFebruary 07, 2008 By clyde1234
Have made this pie many times, always get thumbs-up.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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January 14, 2008 By JayReg
Mom always did the baking for the holidays. Thanksgiving was our biggest family get together. Soon over time mom couldn't handle all the work and my sister and I resorted to buying the pies. This year I decided to look up the recipe and try it myself. This recipe looked easy, plus it contained all the ingredients mom could remember she put into her pies. I cooked the first two pies and my family ate one before we left home. The pies were delicious. Christmas I baked for every one!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Best I've ever madeDecember 24, 2007 By Birdbdr1
This is the best Sweet Potato pie I have ever made....it has been such a great hit amongst everyone
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Easy and TasteyDecember 11, 2007 By dholl1234
I don't bake (hardly ever) but I wanted to bake a Sweet Potato Pie for Thanksgiving and trolled the Internet and saw this recipe . It looked simple and straightforward, I read the reviews and decided to try it. I followed the recipe exactly (something I usually don't do when I cook). I took the pies to 2 different parties and people really liked them. I just made 2 more and gave them to friends - they really liked them too. I really like the pie too. I am going to make more for the Christmas Holidays. An excellent Sweet Potato Pie.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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SPRINKLE OF LOVEDecember 03, 2007 By karenicole
THIS WAS THE CLOSEST RECIPE I HAD NEXT TO MY GODMOTHER'S OWN RECIPE....DESSERT WAS A HIT AT ON THANKSGIVING...THIS WAS A DELIGHT TO SHARE WITH FAMILY ALONG WITH SOME WHIP CREAM
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Best pie ever!November 29, 2007 By idahoridgerider
I made a couple of small changes to the recipe. I substituted 1/2 cup light brown sugar for 1/2 cup of the white sugar. I also separated the egg whites, beat them to medium peaks and folded the whites in as the last ingredient, and used pumpkin pie spice rather than just plain cinnamon. I chose to partially pre bake the crust before adding the filling. This is the first sweet potato pie I've ever made(maybe the first pie ever) and it turned out to be the best pie I've ever tasted. I'm definitely keeping this recipe.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Great PieNovember 24, 2007 By COOKN1
I lost my original recipe that we have used for a few years. I had my son go online and pull up ""sweet potato pie"" and this was the first one that popped up. I can tell you now, I won't loose this recipe. It's by far the best sweet potato pie I have ever tasted.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
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The Best Sweet Potato pieNovember 22, 2007 By raeray88
It was perfect and we all enjoyed it for Thanksgiving
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
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Good.Good,Good !November 22, 2007 By diggsm
It was so good I ate the whole pie.I would use this recipe all the time when I make another sweet potatoe pie, good ,good.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
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Easy to makeNovember 16, 2007 By kelyta
I made this pie for some coworkers last Christmas and they loved it. They've asked me to make it again this year and one asked for the recipe to make for their family for Thanksgiving. I couldn't believe how easy it was to make and the best part was that it only took about 30 minutes to put it together.
50 of 52 people found this review helpful.

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