Southern Sweet Potato Pie is a classic Southern dessert loved by generations. Its light, delicious flavor brings warmth and joy to any gathering! The secret ingredients are mashed sweet potatoes. Combined with an array of spices for a sweet and savory combination. Black folk’s sweet potato pie is the perfect addition to any meal. In addition, it adds a touch of Southern charm to your dinner table. With its tender crust, moist filling, and warm spices.

What Is Southern Sweet Potato Pie?

So, I love to call it black folk’s sweet potato pie but don’t worry; it’s for everyone. The name is a Southern thang folk! In addition, Southern Sweet Potato Pie is one of the most iconic Southern treats. Its sweet and spicy flavors are sure to tantalize your taste buds! It’s made with a crumbly pastry crust, filled with a creamy sweet potato-based custard, and topped with a hint of nutmeg for an unforgettable flavor experience. Southern Sweet Potato Pie is always a crowd-pleaser – serve it fresh from the oven or chilled. Enjoy this pie with a cup of coffee for an even sweeter treat!

Ingredients

Who doesn’t love the delicious flavor of Sweet Potato Pie? This tried and genuine black folk’s sweet potato pie recipe is sure to please everyone. Enjoy the delightful taste of sweet and savory ingredients like butter, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, and nutmeg in every bite.

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Salted Butter
  • Eggs
  • Half & Half
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Nutmeg
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Ginger
  • Store-Bought Pie Crust

How To Make Southern Sweet Potato Pie?

I love that this black folk’s sweet potato pie is a delectable dessert that can be enjoyed any time of year. From the creamy filling to the crunchy crust, making this black folk’s sweet potato pie has never been easier! So, here are the steps to this Southern sweet potato pie!

Black Folks Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Equipment For Baking

You will need the right equipment to make delicious, perfectly baked sweet potatoes. Investing in high-quality equipment for baking sweet potatoes makes all the difference in preparing and enjoying your tasty creation.

  • Electrical Mixer
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Toothpicks

Storing

Storing Sweet Potato pie is a fun and delicious way to create and save a special holiday memory. Sweet Potato pie is best enjoyed when stored and served with care in saran wrap, making it a perfect dessert to enjoy again. Storing this type of pie is relatively simple as long as you avoid the temptation to consume it all in one sitting! It can be kept at room temperature for up to two days. In addition, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days. This makes providing sweet potato pie an easy and enjoyable way to add something festive to your holiday celebrations.

Tips and Tricks

  • This Southern sweet potato pie will puff up once removed from the oven. Don’t worry; allow it to cool for 3 hours, and your pie should be fine.
  • The store-bought pie crust will most likely create bubbles in the crust. 
  • To prevent this from happening, add a piece of parchment paper inside each crust with any raw beans, then bake. This will help with the bubbling of the pie crust. 
  • Perform the toothpick test to make sure the pie is done. 
  • Poke the toothpick in the middle of the pie. If it returns dry, it’s done. If it returns wet, then you should bake another 5 minutes. Keep doing this until you are done.

Common Questions

Can You Bake Your Sweet Potatoes?

Baking sweet potatoes is an easy and delicious way to enjoy them. Honestly, it allows all the nutrients to stay within. Boiling the sweet potato was only done to save time and show other methods. So, after puncturing some holes in the skin using a fork, wrapping a potato in foil, and popping it into the oven, you have an easy side that can complement any dish or be used for a delicious Southern sweet potato pie, of course. The result is a beautiful mash of fluffy interior and moist exterior that no one can resist. So why don’t you try baking your sweet potatoes? You won’t regret it!

How Do You Get The Strings Out of Sweet Potatoes?

Grab a bowl with water. In addition, you want to add your sweet potatoes to a mixing bowl and begin mixing(electric mixer).

Allow to mix for 3 to 4 minutes; remove the blender sticks and stir in the water bowl until the mixer sticks are clean.

Repeat this step 4 to 5 times until there are no more strings. 

In the words of my husband. Don’t nobody want no stringy southern sweet potato pie.

Lastly, here are a few other Southern recipes if you enjoyed this recipe.

Baked Turkey Wings

Smothered Turkey Wings

Smothered Turkey Chops

Southern Collard Greens

How To Make Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Southern Sweet Potato Pie is a classic Southern dessert loved by generations. Its light, delicious flavor brings warmth and joy to any gathering! The secret ingredients are mashed sweet potatoes. Combined with an array of spices for a sweet and savory combination. Black folk's sweet potato pie is the perfect addition to any meal.
Black Folks Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
Servings: 6 People
Calories 336
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 2 Medium Sweet Potatos
  • 2 Large Eggs Beaten
  • 1/2 Cup Half & Half
  • 2 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • Pinch Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar To your liking
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 8 tbsp Salted Butter Melted
  • 2 Pie Crust Store-Bought

Instructions

  • Wash and dry your potatoes.
    2 Medium Sweet Potatos
  • On a medium-high stove, add your sweet potatoes to a pot, making sure they are covered with water.
  • Allow to boil for 45 minutes or until you are able to stick a knife through the potatoes easily.
  • Once your potatoes are done allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Next, Take a fork and begin removing the skin.
  • Add the sweet potatoes to a mixing bowl and begin mixing(electric mixer).
  • Mix for about 3 to 4 minutes then remove the blender sticks
  • Stir in water until mixer sticks are clean.
  • Repeat this step 4 to 5 times until there is no more strings.
  • Once done add in your beaten eggs and whisk until combined.
    2 Large Eggs
  • Next, add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
    1/2 Cup Half & Half, 2 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract, 1/2 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon, 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg, Pinch Ground Ginger, 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar, 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar, 8 tbsp Salted Butter
  • Pie Crust
  • Follow The Precooked Instructions on the back of the pie crust before adding the sweet potato mixture.
  • Add the mixture to your pie crust. Don't overfill the crust.
    2 Pie Crust
  • Lastly, add your pie to the oven for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Allow to cool for 3 hours before serving.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Soulfood, Southern
Keyword black folks sweet potato pie recipe, Southern Sweet Potato Pie

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