… My Aunt Bessie, was one of my mothers sisters. I just think I prefer the flavor of them better when they’ve been roasted. I love the simple ingredient in this equally simple-to-make pie. Delicious!! Tried this pie and loved it. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/12190/easy-sweet-potato-pie It's similar to traditional pumpkin pie … Her family lived in another town from us and I didn’t really get to spend a lot of time with them while I was growing up. And to be honest, it’s my preferred way too. Thanks for sharing recipe. There's just nothing quite like it, especially for holiday dinners in the South and across the U.S. https://www.essence.com/lifestyle/food-drinks/best-sweet-potato-pie-recipes Now, my recipe calls for you to roast the sweet potatoes to get them cooked before they go into the pie filling. Either way will work just fine. Easy Sweet Potato Pie Ingredients. The pie is flavored with vanilla and cinnamon. Southern purists would say it isn’t sweet potato pie unless you roast or boil the sweet potatoes. But, canned store-bought sweet potatoes … This recipe uses roasted, instead of boiled sweet potatoes. This is now my go to recipe. I woke up today wanting a sweet potato pie, but due to having a medical procedure done a few days ago I needed something easy. This is a classic Southern sweet potato pie made with butter and mashed Mississippi sweet potatoes. She had several sons and daughters that were older than I was. It is much better than my usual recipe. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/19557/old-fashioned-sweet-potato-pie The sugars caramelize during the roasting process, lending a deeper flavor to your pie. Sweet potatoes are full of natural sugars. After roasting, let the potatoes cool a bit so you can easily handle and skin them; a warm potato … Many recipes, though, call for you to boil them. It all begins with the sweet potato. Southern Sweet Potato Pie Recipe, made from scratch.