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Grandma Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Grandma’s old-fashioned sweet potato pie recipe is a perfect combination of the wonderful smells of a warm oven and a nostalgic flavour. Prepared in our grandmothers’ kitchen, this unique recipe offers an unforgettable combination of tender sweet potatoes, spices and casserole baked dessert.

This traditional handcrafted and lovingly blended recipe is ideal for indulging the palate and sharing at a warm family table. Now, are you ready to revive delicious memories of the past? You are invited to experience a moment when time stands still with Grandma’s old-fashioned sweet potato pie recipe.

Grandma Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Recipe by Burcu Yavuz
Servings

8-10

servings
Prep time

1

hour 

30

minutes
Cooking time

45

minutes
Calories

300-350

kcal

Ingredients

  • For Dough
    2.5 cups flour

  • 1 cup butter (cold and cut into cubes)

  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup ice water

  • For Sweet Potato Puree
    3 medium sweet potatoes (boiled and mashed)

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 water glass of milk

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanillin (or vanilla extract)

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F).
  • For the dough, combine the flour and cold butter in a mixing bowl, crumbling with your fingers. Add the granulated sugar and process until the mixture has a sandy consistency. Add the ice water and knead the dough.
  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface and place it in the tart tin. Cut off the excess dough and smooth it out. Then let it rest in the refrigerator.
  • For the sweet potato mash, mash the boiled sweet potatoes. Add the other ingredients and mix well.
  • Pour the sweet potato mixture over the dough and smooth it.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until the edges of the pie are golden brown and the centre is no longer shaking.
  • Allow the pie to cool and slice and serve.

Notes

  • The tart should be left to cool in the tart or cake tin for 15-20 minutes after coming out of the oven. This process will help the filling to harden better and the slicing process will become easier.
  • You can get clean and neat slices by using a sharp knife during the slicing process. Be careful when cutting the pie and gently place the slices on serving plates.
  • Serve each slice to family members or guests to enjoy with the wonderful flavour of the sweet potato.
  • Optionally, you can garnish each slice with a little fresh whipped cream, cinnamon or chopped walnuts.
  • The pie can be served at room temperature or chilled from the refrigerator. Some people prefer it slightly warm, while others may like it completely chilled.
  • You can store the leftover slices in the refrigerator to keep them fresh.
  • With this special recipe, get ready to enjoy grandma’s old-fashioned sweet potato pie recipe. Enjoy sharing nostalgic flavours!

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