11/25/21 O&A NYC FOOD AND EVENT PLANNING: Patti LaBelle’s Famous Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Business Insider caught up with the Godmother of Soul Patti LaBelle, so she could teach us how to make her world famous sweet potato pie. Her sweet potato pie famously flies off the shelves at Walmart.

Patti LaBelle’s Famous Sweet Potato Pie Recipe



Sweet potatoes (2½ pounds)
Unsalted butter (½ cup)
Granulated sugar (1 cup)
Evaporated milk (½ cup)
Eggs (2 large)
Ground nutmeg (1 tsp)
Ground cinnamon (1 tsp)
Salt (¼ tsp)


Step 1: Pre-heat the oven to 375℉. Bake your pie crust for about 15 minutes, or until it looks dry on the bottom. Transfer to a wire rack.

Step 2: Put your sweet potatoes in the microwave so that you can mash them.

Step 3: Mix and stir all the ingredients with the mashed up sweet potatoes.

Step 4: Place the mixed filling in the pre-baked pie shell.

Step 5: Bake for 15 minutes at 375℉. Then reduce the oven temperature to 350℉ and bake for 30 minutes more.

Step 6: Transfer to a wire rack and let it cool.

Step 7: Add whip cream if you desire and serve!


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  1. Ms. Octavia. Dismuke

    Amen. Hugs from. Across the miles

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