Sarah Contona's Sweet Potato Pie

Sarah Contona's Sweet Potato Pie


"This is different from your normal sweet potato pies, especially the crust and the cream cheese. My grandmother used to make it, then my mother and her sisters made it for many years. Now that I've moved away from New York and are no longer with them, I make it for my girlfriend's family. Eat it with Thanksgiving dinner, just like we did! Enjoy!"


1 h 30 m servings 570 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 570 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 25.5 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 75.7g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 6.7 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 112 mg
  • 37%
  • Sodium:
  • 382 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch springform pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix graham crackers, cinnamon, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and butter. Press mixture into the prepared springform pan to form a crust. Bake 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned.
  3. In a large bowl, blend cream cheese, sweet potatoes, 1/4 cup brown sugar, light cream, eggs, and vanilla. Pour into the baked crust.
  4. Bake pie 1 hour in the preheated oven, placing marshmallows on top to melt during the last 10 minutes.
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  1. 27 Ratings


I made this for BOTH Thanksgiving & Christmas. I ate ALL of it!! And you know what is sad? I HATE sweet potatoes...always have. This dish will be at EVERY holiday gathering now and some in b...

Well I did not think this was ever going to make it up on this website. I originally put it up before the 2000 holiday and I only found it because I lost my own recipe and figured to try and loo...

Hey, godchild of mine!!! I hope this note finds you in good health,,,,,so,,,,,,,where do you think grandma originally got this recipe from??? DUH!!! Me!!! Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the...

This was THE BEST sweet potato pie my family and I have ever tasted. Absolutely heavenly!!!! Thanks Jeremy! We will be enjoying this pie for every holiday celebration and often during the year.

I followed the directions for the recipe to the letter and it wasn't as good as I thought it would be. Plus the amount of filling listed actually ended up making enough for two pies. I just do...

I am a brand new "cook" if you will at age 36, and decided to try this recipe out on Thanksgiving. I live in AZ but was born & bred in Philly, so I saw the use of Philly Cream Cheese & decided...

I increased the sugar to 3/4 c because I'm not sure that this dish was intended to be a dessert. I added 1 t cinnamon and 2T whisky. 1.5 T vanilla was enough. I put it through my food process...

Everybody is stalking me for this recipe. Superb and very easy. My seven-year-old niece makes it now.

This was the best sweet potato pie I have ever tasted. I made it for Christmas and everyone loved it. I was told I have to make this pie whenever there is a holiday.