• 2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 unbaked 10-inch pastry shell
  • Whipped topping (optional)


Combine sweet potatoes, brown sugar, butter, egg yolks, spices, and salt in a large mixing bowl; beat until light and fluffy. Add evaporated milk; mix just until combined.

Beat egg whites until foamy; gradually add sugar, beating until stiff. Fold into potato mixture. Pour filling into pastry shell. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes; reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake an additional 45 to 50 minutes or until set.

Cool. Top with whipped topping if desired.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: Southern Living, January 1979
Submitted By: Teresa Johnson
Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie