Grandaddy's Sweet Potato Meringue Pie

Grandaddy's Sweet Potato Meringue Pie

Julie Ledford 6

"My grandfather has been making this amazing pie for many years. My family begs him to make it whenever we visit!"

Ingredients 1 h 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 500 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 500 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 21.7 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 70.2g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 124 mg
  • 41%
  • Sodium:
  • 476 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two. Transfer the sweet potatoes into a mixing bowl, and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9-inch pie dish with unbaked pie crust.
  3. Mash the sweet potatoes smoothly, and mix in butter, 3/4 cup of sugar, salt, milk, egg yolks, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Pour the filling into the pie crust.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the filling is set and the pie crust is beginning to brown, 25 to 30 minutes.
  5. Place the egg whites into a clean mixing bowl, and beat until stiff with an electric mixer set on medium, 3 to 5 minutes. Beat in 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, until the mixture holds firm peaks and is glossy. Remove the pie from the oven and spoon meringue over the sweet potato filling, swirling the meringue into attractive peaks. Return to oven, and bake until the meringue turns golden brown, about 10 minutes, watching carefully to avoid burning. Allow to cool before serving.
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  1. 12 Ratings


Awesome!!! My co-workers loved this! A few things I will change though: 4 large eggs instead of medium eggs. Also, add a teaspoon of cornstarch to the sugar before mixing to minimize the weeping (syrup drops on top) of the meringue. But this was awesome!!! I just dipped a spoon in the meringue and pulled up to create the cute peaks. =) THANKS for the awesome recipe!

Chelle Belle

Exceptionally awesome! The meringue on top is a nice, sweet change over having whipped cream. We absolutely loved it! I will use this recipe over and over again, and plan to make it a new tradition to my family as well. Thank you! :)

Julie Ledford

Gorgeous presentation and amazing taste! This one always impresses guests :) It is an authentic South Carolina recipe of my grandfather's and he is begged to make it for every familly get-together. Turns out beautifully every time.