Easy Sweet Potato Pie


After harvesting your sweet potato crop, you will be looking for recipes. A simple treat to use your sweet potatoes in is an easy sweet potato pie. The recipe requires little preparation and doesn’t need many ingredients. With a few spices and other easy ingredients, you can create an appetizing dessert that should please your friends and family. Also, you can make you finished sweet potato pie even sweeter by topping with a spoonful of whipped cream.

Step 1

Fill a large pot with water and then add two to three large sweet potatoes to the pot. Boil the potatoes for at least 10 minutes and then remove the pot from the heat.

Step 2

Peel the boiled sweet potatoes, the cut into 1-inch cubes. Place the cubes in a large bowl and mash them with a potato masher. Make sure you have at least 2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes.

Step 3

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Add three eggs, 1 cup of plain yogurt, 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg and 1/2 cup of brown sugar to the mashed sweet potatoes in the large bowl.

Step 4

Beat the ingredients together in the large bowl using an electric mixer. Continue beating until all of the ingredients are mixed well.

Step 5

Pour your mixture into a 9-inch frozen pie crust and then smooth out the mixture with a rubber spatula. Place the pie on a baking sheet and spread a 3/4 cup of chopped pecans over the top of the mixture.

Step 6

Bake your pie for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the edges of the pie crust turn golden brown. Allow at least a half hour for the pie to cool.

Things You'll Need

  • Knife
  • Masher
  • Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Baking sheet
  • Pot
  • 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • (9-inch) frozen pie crust


  • Food Network: Sweet Potato Pie
  • Moms Who Think: Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
Keywords: sweet potato pie, easy recipe, mashed sweet potatoes

About this Author

Greg Lindberg is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in creative writing. His professional writing experience includes three years of technical writing for an agriculture IT department and a major pharmaceutical company, as well as four years as staff writer for a music and film webzine.