How many times have you heard those words?


When the scrumptious Thanksgiving Dinner has been eaten and settled, what’s the next best thing? Well, besides gathering with family and talking or playing games or game of football, or taking a long walk or a nap. Special times with family are a blessing.

That’s right! Dessert. Dessert and a steaming cup of rich aromatic coffee of your choice. I can taste it now.

If I listed all delicious desserts people make for Thanksgiving, we’d be here for hours. So, here is one favorite of mine. Sweet Potato Pie. They aren’t as hard as you might think to make.


One thing I might mention is, fresh sweet potatoes are best to make pies. You can used canned, but the difference in the flavor is quite noticeable.


 Sweet Potato Pie


2 cups peeled, cooked, (boiled or baked) sweet potatoes

1 cup sugar (or ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons Truvia for sugar free)

1/2 stick melted butter

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1 cup whole milk or whole cream

1 unbaked pie crust 9 inch


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F

With an electric hand mixer, thoroughly mix sweet potatoes, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, salt, and spices. Add the milk and mix well.


Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Place pie on a rack and cool to room temperature. Serve with a dollop of Whipped Cream, or you can make a meringue.

That’s it. Simple and smells delicious while it bakes.

Wishing you and yours, the best and most wonderful Thanksgiving ever.

Do you have a favorite dessert you’d like to share?


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About Carol

Carol’s roots are sown in the South. Her writings are Southern, small town based and include romantic comedies, contemporary romance, and romantic suspense. She believes in falling in love, family values, and happy endings. When time allows, she dabbles in art, and always has popcorn, pickles, and hot chocolate on hand. While a dose of humor sprinkles throughout her stories, they may or not, be based on real life characters. Some are convinced they are, but only she knows for certain, and she won’t gossip. Carol currently resides in Georgia with her husband and family. A multi-published eBook author since 2011, Carol's won numerous awards, and previously published in poetry, short stories and novels. Novels available in ebook: (A Short Story) A MATTER of TASTE, PERFECT MATCH, A SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS (also available in print), CHRISTMAS at the GRANGER INN, CHRISTMAS at APPLE LAKE, THE CHRISTMAS STOCKING. Coming December 2019: A Smoky Mountain Christmas Wedding Coming December 2020: A Smoky Mountain Christmas Baby Where to find Carol DeVaney online: http://www.caroldevaney.weebly.com http://www.caroldevaney.blogspot.com http://www.facebook.com/carol.devaney http://twitter.com./caroldevaney
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11 Responses to WHAT’S FOR DESSERT?

  1. susanrhughes says:

    I’ve never had sweet potato pie. We always have apple and pumpkin. After the turkey dinner, I’m always stuffed but I cram in some pie anyway!

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  2. Carol says:

    Hi, Susan. If you have time, try this pie. If you like sweet potatoes, you’ll like this delicious pie. Similar to pumpkin pie. Have a wonderful day!


  3. Kristy Tate says:

    And there’s always room for ice cream. It doesn’t matter how full you are, ice cream melts and fills in all the empty spaces.

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  4. Joan Reeves says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Carol. My mom always made Sweet Potato Pie. Since I didn’t like pumpkin pie, I was never a fan of sweet potato pie either, but… Your post brings back fond memories of watching her make her pies for the holidays. She always put a big dollop of whipped cream on each wedge she served.

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    • Carol says:

      I hope your Thanksgiving was fabulous, Joan. I absolutely love sweet potatoes. I couldn’t imagine eating sweet potatoes in a pie until I tasted a slice of one my sister-in-law made. Now, I’m hooked. Delicious! Mom’s are special and so are the memories we have.


  5. I have some sweet potatoes sitting on my counter, maybe not today, but soon they shall be pie! 🙂

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  6. I’m definitely making this one tomorrow. Have a box of sweet potatoes in the garage, and I have to say that using fresh instead of canned would taste so much better. Thanks, I was looking for a good recipe!

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  7. leighmorgan1 says:

    Can’t wait to give this one a try, Carol. It sounds fantastic!


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