Join the ranks of many southern families who make this perfectly spiced sweet potato pie their go-to holiday dessert.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

1 hr 25 mins
25 mins


Oil Pastry
Sweet Potato Pie Filling


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. To prepare the Oil Pastry: In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt. In a separate bowl, combine oil and milk. Pour liquid mixture into flour mixture and stir lightly with a fork until combined (dough will appear crumbly). Use hands to gently work dough into a ball.

  • On a well-floured surface, use hands to slightly flatten dough. Roll dough from center to edge into a circle about 12 inches in diameter. To transfer pastry, wrap it around the rolling pin. Unroll pastry into a 9-inch pie plate. Ease pastry into pie plate, being careful not to stretch pastry. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of the pie plate. Fold extra pastry under. Flute or crimp edge as desired. Do not prick. Set aside.

  • To prepare Sweet Potato Pie Filling: In a large bowl, combine mashed sweet potatoes, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, butter flavoring, nutmeg and lemon extract; whisk until nearly smooth. Pour sweet potato filling into prepared pie plate.

  • To prevent over-browning, cover edge of the pie with foil. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes more or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate within 2 hours. If desired, top individual servings with whipped dessert topping and sprinkle with additional nutmeg.


Tips: We do not recommend sugar substitutes for this recipe.

To cook sweet potatoes, peel then cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks. In a covered large saucepan, cook sweet potatoes in enough boiling water to cover for 20 to 25 minutes or until very tender. Drain. Mash potatoes until smooth using an electric mixer (you should have about 3 1/4 cups mashed sweet potatoes). Allow to cool slightly.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice
218 calories; protein 5.4g; carbohydrates 38g; dietary fiber 2.8g; sugars 16.5g; fat 4.9g; saturated fat 0.8g; cholesterol 1mg; vitamin a iu 14202.6IU; vitamin c 11.7mg; folate 48mcg; calcium 102.6mg; iron 1.7mg; magnesium 26.4mg; potassium 315.7mg; sodium 118.8mg.

2 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat