This vintage recipe was clipped from a newspaper and found in a large collection, date unknown. I’ve typed it below along with a scanned copy.

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Sweet Potato Pie

One can (22-oz.) Louisiana yams, drained
Or two large cooked, peeled mashed yams
Three-fourths cup butter or margarine
One and one-half cup granulated sugar
One tbsp. flour
One-fourth tsp. baking powder
Dash salt
Two eggs
Three fourths cup evaporated milk
One-fourth tsp. nutmeg
One tsp. lemon flavoring
One tsp. vanilla
One-fourth cup coconut
Two unbaked 9-inch pie shells

Preheat oven to 300. Mash canned drained potatoes with butter. Add sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, eggs and stir well. Stir in milk, nutmeg and flavorings. Beat at high speed on electric mixer three minutes. Add coconut. Pour into two 9-inch pie shells and bake one hour or one hour and 15 minutes.

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2 Responses to Sweet Potato Pie Recipe Clipping – (Yams)

Jennifer Thorstensen
Published 26 November, 2014 in 5:51 pm

I found your sweet potato pie recipe while looking for one like my grandma used to make. This one fits the bill perfectly, right down to the coconut. The two pies came out perfect and taste like my childhood! Thank you!!

Trish
Published 8 April, 2017 in 6:06 pm

Hi, is the evaporated milk liquid or powder? Thanks.

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