Since Thanlsgiving is approaching super fast, it is time to start thinking about making a delicious dessert for all of your guests. One of the most delicious desserts that almost everyone likes to eat during Thanksgiving is sweet potato pie. Though you may believe that sweet potato pie is difficult to make, think again, as this very simple step-by-step Thanksgiving day sweet potato pie recipe will really make things very easy to understand.


The ingredients that I will be providing will make you enough pie for eight people (depending on the amount of food your guests eat of course). By making a couple of sweet potato pies, you will be able to serve delicious food to all of your guests. The ingredients you will be needing are:

  • 1lbs / 500 grams of sweet potatoes,
  • two eggs,
  • 4fl / 125ml of milk,
  • a teaspoon of vanilla extract,
  • 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon,
  • 7ounces / 200 grams of caster sugar,
  • and 4.5 ounces / 125 grams of soft butter,
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg,
  • prepared pie pastry (use store bought pastry to keep it simple, later try making your own)

All of these ingredients should be super easy to find.

Step-by-step Instructions

The entire preparing process will take you about 30 minutes.

Step 1
First, boil your sweet potatoes (with the skins) for about 40 minutes until they are cooked. They are cooked when they are soft. You should then wash the boiled sweet potatoes with cold water and then take the potato skin off.

Step 2
Secondly, preheat your oven around 320F / 160C and then roll out your pastry and start lining a 9 inch tart tin or a pie dish.

Step 3
Thirdly, break the sweet potatoes apart and then put the smashed sweet potato in a bowl. Afterwards, add the egg, milk, butter, sugar, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Make sure to use to beat the entire mixture until it is completely smooth without any lumps. Then, pour the entire mixture into a ready pastry base.

Step 4
Bake the pie into your preheated oven and make sure that it keeps baking for about 55 minutes. If it’s still not cooked after the 55 minutes, then keep on baking and stick a toothpick inside to make sure that it is completely cooked and crisp.

How can you make a sweet potato pie more unique?

Once your sweet potato pie is completely cooked, you must make it a little more unique. You can add things like ice cream, whipped cream, pecan, Ginger streusel, jam, and essentially whatever you desire.

So, since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, there is no time to waste :). As you have seen Thanksgiving sweet potato pie is pretty easy to make. An it will impress your guests since it tastes super delicious. It will only take about an hour to make (depending on how fast you are) so it’s totaly worth it.