Friday, July 20, 2012

Family Recipe Friday - Aunt Veda's Sweet Potato Pie

When I was a child growing up, we often visited my grandmother's younger sister, Veda, in Bumpass, Virginia, near Richmond.

One of my favorite treats, and she knew it so she made it frequently when I visited, was Aunt Veda's sweet potato pie. She once wrote down the recipe for me, and she called it "Southern Sweet Potato Pie". I've often wondered what the difference was between Southern and Northern in this case, but never found out! LOL

This is so delicious! You've gotta give it a try!


  • 2 cups peeled, cooked sweet potatoes
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 stick melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup milk
  • 9-inch unbaked pie crust


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

For the filling, using an electric hand mixer, combine the potatoes, 1 cup of the sugar, the butter, eggs, vanilla, salt, and spices. Mix thoroughly. Add the milk and continue to mix. Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Place the pie on a rack and cool to room temperature before serving.

Top with whipped cream [not the non-dairy topping stuff! Get out the real cream and your mixer for this!!!]. It's also delicious with sour cream!

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