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Southern Candied Sweet Potato Pie

Two ways to make sweet potato pie. Method 1 uses candied sweet potatoes. Method 2 is more typical.
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour 50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Candied Sweet Potato Pie
Servings: 8
Author: Angela Roberts


  • Pie Crust
  • 2 cups of candied sweet potatoes see note
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs

Candied Sweet Potatoes

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • dash freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 orange


  • Puree candied sweet potatoes in food processor or Vitamix.
  • Add evaporated milk, eggs. Blend.
  • Roll out pie dough and place in pie pan. Fork the bottom.
  • Pour puree into the shell.
  • Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes, less if making small tarts and pies.

Candied Sweet Potatoes

  • If you don't have left over candied sweet potatoes, you can make these ahead and cool first.
  • Peel, and slice potatoes cross wise.
  • Put butter, brown sugar, and spices in pan. Cook until melted down. Put in sweet potatoes, squeeze orange and throw in pot.
  • Cook for 45-60 minutes until sweet potatoes are softened.
  • Cool. Proceed with recipe.