Cooking at Home - Mock Southern Sweet Potato Pie

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Published Friday, December 27, 2019
  • Makes: 16 servings

Full of sweet potato flavor, this delicious pie will be a hit at your next holiday meal.



  • 1 1/4 cup flour (all purpose)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk, non-fat
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil


  • 1/4 cup sugar (white)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 egg (large, beaten)
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk, non-fat (canned)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cup sweet potatoes, cooked, skin removed and mashed


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Crust:
    1. Combine the flour and sugar in a bowl.
  2. Add milk and oil to the flour mixture.
  3. Stir with fork until well mixed and then form pastry into a smooth ball with your hands.
  4. Roll the ball between two 12 inch squares of waxed paper using short, brisk, strokes until pastry reaches edge of paper.
  5. Peel off top paper and invert crust into pie plate.
  6. Filling:
    1. Combine sugars, salt, spices and eggs.
  7. 2. Add milk and vanilla. Stir.
  8. 3. Add sweet potatoes and mix well.
  9. 4. Pour mixture into pie shell.
  10. 5. Bake for 60 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  11. 6. Cool and cut into 16 slices.

Source: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style, p.24-25

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 slice, 1/16 of recipe (99g)





Total Fat

3 g

Saturated Fat

1 g


35 mg


119 mg

Total Carbohydrate

25 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

10 g

Added Sugars included

6 g


3 g

Vitamin D

0 mcg


38 mg


1 mg


199 mg

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