Sweet Potato Pie - Carolina Country

Sweet Potato Pie

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Sweet Potato Pie

Whipping the egg whites lends an airy boost to this Sweet Potato Pie, lightening up its earthy goodness. Keep it local by using some North Carolina sweet potatoes — after all, our state is the No. 1 producer in the country.


  • 2 small–medium sweet potatoes, roasted or canned 

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon cloves

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 eggs (whites and yolks separated)

  • 19-inch unbaked pie shell


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Mash your sweet potatoes well and combine with sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla, milk and egg yolks in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold egg whites into pie filling. Pour into an unbaked pie shell.

  3. Bake for 10 minutes; reset oven to 375 degrees and then bake about 30 minutes or until filling is set.

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Recipe courtesy of Christa Grosvenor of Eure, a member of Roanoke Electric.

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Comments (2)

  • I made this pie as the direction described. The pie rose beautiful I gave it a extra 5 minutes in the oven. When I took it out it began to fall. It seem to be set and not jiggly. I haven cut it yet but do you think I did something wrong or was it supposed to fall?

    Dusty Lineberry |
    November 19, 2022 |

    • Hello Dusty,
      It sounds to us like you did everything correctly! Yes, the pie will puff up a bit in the oven but then deflate somewhat as it cools. Hope it tasted delicious!

      Carolina Country |
      November 23, 2022 |

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