Recipe courtesy of Sarah Spaugh

Sliced Sweet Potato Pie

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yield: 8 servings
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2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup hydrogenated shortening

6 tablespoons cold milk


3 to 4 sweet potatoes

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Pinch mace

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup scalded milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Streusel topping:

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup pecans, chopped

1/2 cup chilled butter (1 stick)

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. For the crust: Combine flour and salt. Cut in shortening. Gradually add milk just until mixture will hold together. Roll and fit into 9-inch pie pan. Crimp edges.
  3. For the filling: Boil sweet potatoes until tender. Peel and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices. Combine the sugars and spices. Layer sliced potatoes with sugar mixture in crust. Dot each layer with butter. Pour cool scalded milk over filling.
  4. For the streusel topping: Combine all ingredients except butter. Cut butter into mixture and stir or rub until crumbly. Sprinkle on top of the filling and bake for 1 hour. Best served warm.
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