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Elvis Presley's Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Serves 6


  • 2 small sweet potatoes (3/4 lb)
  • 1 medium russet potatoes, baking type
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg, fresh, grated
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups evaporated milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 9-inch pie crust, unbaked


1. Place all of the well-scrubbed potatoes in a 3-quart saucepan.
2. Cover with cold water and bring to a boil over high heat.
3. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until potatoes are very soft, about 20 to 30 minutes.
4. Drain and when cool enough to handle, peel.
5. In medium bowl, combine potatoes, butter, brown sugar and nutmeg.
6. Using a potato masher, cream the potatotes until very smooth.
7. In small bowl, beat eggs, 1 cup evaporated milk and vanilla together.
8. Beat this mixture into the potatoes.
9. Mix thoroughly.
10. Pour into piecrust and drizzle the remaining 1/4 cup of milk on top.
11. Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated 450 F oven, then turn heat down to 325 F and continue baking for 30 minutes or more until the filling is set.


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Main Ingredient:Vegetable / Potato / Sweet Potato
Preparation Method:Baking

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