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Black Folks Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

As long as I can remember I’ve always had sweet potato pie in my life. I think every last cousin, uncle, aunty, mother and so on know how to make my families famous sweet potato pie recipe. Or as we like to say Blacks Folks Sweet Potato Pie Recipe.


It’s so good. It rich and creamy and perfect especially when it’s still slightly warm. It just melts in your mouth. So I decided to interview my Grandmother because she always used to bake it for me when I was a kid and this is how I was introduced to this amazing sweet potato pie.

Below you will find my families Sweet Potato Pie recipe and an interview with my Granny about this delicious recipe. Enjoy

Black Folks Sweet Potato Pie Recipe food stylist

Black Folks Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Rich and creamy Sweet Potato Pie Recipe that is simple to make by loaded with flavor

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Black Folks Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 Slices
Calories 114 kcal
Author Alicia Suggs


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 2 ½ sticks unsalted butter Plenty of Butter
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg


  1. Boil Sweet Potatoes in water until you can stick a fork into it

  2. Peel Sweet Potatoes

  3. Mash Sweet Potatoes in bowl with masher then whip them with beater

  4. Then mix butter, sugar in bowl

  5. Beat in Eggs one at a time

  6. Then add Vanilla, Nutmeg and Milk

  7. Once all mixed up pour into pie shell

  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 65 minutes center of oven. 

  9. Stick took pick into pie make sure it comes out clean

  10. Let it cool then serve

    Black Folks Sweet Potato Pie Recipe food stylist


Black Folks Sweet Potato Pie Recipe food stylist

My Granny’s Interview

Do you like dessert’s and why?

Yes, I like desserts. Sometimes it just makes me happy to eat something that is sweet.

Where did you get the Sweet Potato Pie recipe?

I got it from my sister Cynthia who is older than me. I asked her for her recipe because I never liked any others until her’s. She could bake really well.

Were desserts something always incorporated in your family life?

Pretty much. Most of the time mom would always make pie, cookies, and cobbler, especially in the summertime. Often with every meal, there was usually a dessert.

Favorite desserts of mom?

Peach Cobbler. It was sweet and was good especially the top crust it was so buttery.

How many times have you made the Sweet Potato Pie?

I think I have made the sweet potato pie many times. I just follow the recipe and it’s easy enough for everyone to follow.

Fondest Dessert Memory?

Sitting down with my mom and she would cut me a piece of pie. She would set the table and we would just sit around and talk with all my 8 siblings enjoying dessert and family-time.

Do you think that’s missing today, families eating together?

I think that’s something that I feel is lost now, people don’t set the table and just talk anymore.

Your Favorite Dessert?

Sweet Potato Pie

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