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Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

A recipe for Sweet Potato Pie from the book, The Cooking Gene by Michael W. Twitty.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert, molasses, pie, sweet potato, Thanksgiving
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 1 Pie


  • 2 large boiled sweet potatoes orange, yellow, or white
  • 2 tablespoons spiced rum
  • 3-4 eggs
  • 1 cup sorghum or light molasses
  • dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup freshly churned butter
  • Pinch or two of nutmeg optional
  • 1 9 inch pie shell


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix all of the ingredients for the inside together and pour in to fill the crust. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the knife or fork comes out clean.