Easy Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Sweet potato pie slice on a plate.

Easy Sweet Potato Pie Recipe: Perfect Dessert for Any Occasion

Indulge in the comforting flavors of autumn with this simple and delicious sweet potato pie recipe. Whether you use fresh or canned sweet potatoes, paired with a convenient frozen pie crust, and baked to perfection in either an air fryer or oven, this dessert is sure to become a favorite in your household. Serve it warm with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delightful treat that’s perfect for any occasion.


  • 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes (freshly cooked or canned)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 frozen pie crust, thawed


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) if baking in the oven. If using an air fryer, preheat it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed sweet potatoes, granulated sugar, brown sugar, beaten eggs, evaporated milk, melted butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix until well combined and smooth.
  3. Place the thawed frozen pie crust into a pie dish, pressing it firmly against the bottom and sides.
  4. Pour the sweet potato mixture into the pie crust, spreading it evenly.
  5. If baking in the oven, place the pie on a baking sheet and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the filling is set and the crust is golden brown. If using an air fryer, carefully transfer the pie to the air fryer basket and air fry at 350°F (175°C) for 25-30 minutes, or until the filling is set and the crust is golden brown. You may need to rotate the pie halfway through cooking for even browning.
  6. Once baked, remove the pie from the oven or air fryer and let it cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing.
  7. Serve slices of sweet potato pie warm, with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.

Storage Suggestions:

  • Store any leftover sweet potato pie in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • To reheat individual slices, microwave them for 20-30 seconds or until warmed through.
  • Sweet potato pie can also be frozen for longer storage. Wrap the cooled pie tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before placing it in the freezer. To thaw, transfer the pie to the refrigerator overnight and reheat as needed.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Add a sprinkle of chopped pecans or walnuts on top for added crunch.
  • Drizzle with caramel sauce or maple syrup for extra sweetness.
  • Serve alongside a cup of hot coffee or tea for a cozy dessert experience.
  • Pair with fresh fruit, such as sliced strawberries or raspberries, for a refreshing contrast to the richness of the pie.

Enjoy this delectable sweet potato pie recipe as a comforting dessert that’s perfect for any occasion, from family gatherings to holiday celebrations. Try another family favorite: Key Lime Cake.

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