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Sweet Potato Pie

Creamy, sweet and lightly spiced, this slimmed-down version tastes just like the traditional decadent dessert. If you’re pressed for time, make the pie a few days in advance and freeze it.



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1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
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½ cup sugar
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½ cup light coconut milk
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2 large eggs
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2 Tbs. cornstarch
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1 tsp. ground cinnamon
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½ tsp. ground ginger
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½ tsp. salt
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1 9-inch prepared graham cracker crust


  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Place sweet potato in medium pot, and cover with 1 inch water. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to medium. Simmer 10 minutes, or until soft. Drain, cool to room temperature, and mash. (You should have 1 cup.)
  3. Whisk together potatoes, sugar, coconut milk, eggs, cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger and salt in large bowl. Pour into piecrust and bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until set.
  4. Cool on rack until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information: 

3 g
Total Fat: 
6 g
Saturated Fat: 
1.5 g
32 g
42 mg
241 mg
2 g
16 g
Serves 10

Comments on this Recipe

I used this recipe at a fund raiser in Georgia. Southerners are very particular about their sweet potato pie and it was a huge hit! I like to sub 1/4 cup maple syrup for the sugar, delicious!

This is a great recipe. I used egg replacer instead of eggs though.

This simple pie recipe is great. I had never baked a pie and I am a Sweet Potato Pie lover. I was really shocked at how good this was. I didn't use the coconut cream because I could not find it. I used plain Soy milk and it was as good as any pie I had ever eaten. Thanks, KH

YUMMMYYYY... I've made this many times, and my family is addicted! Super easy to make...a very runny consistency but don't worry it will set just fine...I've done it with almond/rice/soy milk instead of coconut and it tastes delicious either way...and you can use plain or vanilla:)

This is an awesome pie! I made my own graham cracker crust with a bit of coconut flakes (to go with the coconut milk). YUM!

I made it with the frozen sweet potatoes I get from Schwans. They are already cooked and quartered. I put them in the microwave to partially defrost and I use the vanilla almond milk and allspice. It takes super good. I am always experimenting with the tastes. I get the graham cracker crust by the li'l Keebler guys and its delics. Hope you love it if you try.


why do my sweet potato pies crack?

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Fantastic! I served it topped with toasted pecans.

I'm wondering if it needs canned coconut milk, or if cashew milk would suffice? This sounds delicious!