This Sweet Potato Pie is spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg with hints of vanilla and molasses. This traditional Southern dessert is perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
Sweet potato pie vs. pumpkin pie. I think both are great pies but I will always pick sweet potato pie. Maybe because I grew up in the South. This was the dessert every Thanksgiving and every Christmas as long as I can remember.
After Thanksgiving I always look forward to the cold leftovers. Including this pie. Cold leftover sweet potato pie along side my cup of coffee is my day after Thanksgiving breakfast. Cold pie and coffee is just heaven. My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the over indulging. This is probably the only time where pie is acceptable for breakfast.
Just incase you are wondering, Yes we will still have candied yams as a side dish. They are two different things. Just ask anyone from the South. Plus all soda is referred to as Coke. If you are wondering how that works here is the scenerio.
Waiter: What can I get you to drink?
Me: A Coke.
Waiter: What kind?
That guy is getting a huge tip!
There are actually a lot of sweet potato pie recipes out there. Some recipes claim theirs is the “right way”. Can I just claim mine as the best tasting? Seriously they all taste good. Some have karo syrup, some don’t have molasses, some don’t use nutmeg. I guess it is a Southern thing to lay claim to the original or the right way. As long as it tastes good it is a win in my book.
This recipe makes two pies. I have never froze one. I just do the neighborly thing and give one away. Or send one home with friends or family after our Thanksgiving feast.
Traditional Southern Sweet Potato Pie