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Sweet Potato Pie

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 8
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Lightly sweet and full of warm spices, there’s nothing like a sweet potato pie when you’re craving all the flavors of fall. So why not bake up this scrumptious, velvety sweet potato pie recipe on your next cozy autumn evening at home? Featuring canned sweet potatoes, brown sugar, cinnamon, and allspice inside a Pillsbury™ Pie Crust, this easy-to-make dish comes together in only 20 minutes.
Updated Oct 26, 2023
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How do you make sweet potato pie?

This traditional dessert, made popular in the Southern United States, consists of warmly spiced, sweet (but not too sweet) filling in a classic buttery pie crust. In this version, a pre-prepared pie crust gives you a substantial head start. Canned sweet potatoes make the filling even easier, eliminating the need for baking or boiling. Simply combine them with your remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor, then pour that creamy, delicious filling into your crust and bake. Cool and top with a generous dollop of whipped cream, then dig in!

When do you serve sweet potato pie?

While you can enjoy this decadent dessert any time of the year, sweet potato pie is an ideal dish for the fall and winter. The comforting blend of spices make it just right for the chillier seasons. It’s also a popular addition to many Thanksgiving and Christmas menus, sometimes served in place of a pumpkin pie. But we say, when it comes to pie, why limit yourself to only one? Especially when this canned sweet potato pie is so easy to make.



  • 1
    Heat oven to 425°F. Make pie crust as directed on box for One-Crust Filled Pie using 9-inch glass pie pan.
  • 2
    Place sweet potatoes, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, half-and-half, sherry and eggs in blender container or food processor bowl with metal blade. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour into pie crust-lined pan.
  • 3
    Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F; bake 30 to 40 minutes longer or until center is set. Cool completely, about 45 minutes. Serve topped with whipped cream. Store in refrigerator.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

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    Pie baking can be even easier when you use Pet-Ritz® frozen pie crusts. Find them in the freezer case with a precrimped edge, ready to use. The disposable pan makes clean up a snap.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is sweet potato pie better than pumpkin pie?

Well, that is simply a matter of taste. The two are very similar, often featuring many of the same ingredients in their fillings. Sweet potato pie tends to be sweeter with a lighter spice profile. Pumpkin pie is less sweet, but often includes a more robust blend of spices. So when it comes to what to serve with your next meal, it’s all a matter of taste!

Can you make sweet potato pie with canned sweet potatoes?

Absolutely! There are plenty of ways to make this traditional dessert. Some cooks prefer to bake their sweet potatoes for their filling, while others swear by boiling them. But if you’re looking for a way to put your sweet potato pie together faster (and to avoid a whole lot of peeling while you’re at it) canned sweet potatoes are your secret weapon.

How do you keep a sweet potato pie from getting stringy?

One of the best things about sweet potato pie is the velvety, luscious texture. To achieve this, make sure the filling is well mixed, with no remaining lumps of un-mashed or un-whipped sweet potatoes. Making sure your filling is properly mixed will give your pie the creamy texture you crave.

Nutrition Information

280 Calories, 11g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 42g Total Carbohydrate, 25g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Cinnamon, brown sugar, and allspice, with a dash of sherry or lemon juice for brightness–this sweet potato pie recipe has all the amazing flavors you’d expect. But the addition of canned sweet potatoes and Pillsbury™ Pie Crust make it easier than ever to make. With only 20 minutes of prep, it’s bound to become a go-to recipe. It’s the perfect dessert to cozy up with on a crisp fall evening.
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