Easy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Pie

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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Pie has a flaky crust filled with silky smooth sweet potato filling. This pie is flavored with a blend of warm spices and made with ingredients you already have in your pantry. It’s perfect for the holidays and all year round.

You’ll also like Air Fryer Fried OreosAir Fryer Churros and Air Fryer Stuffed Caramel Apple Donuts.

Suitable for vegetarian diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

a slice of sweet potato pie served on a dessert plate with a bite removed

Move over pumpkin pie; there is a new kid in town! Sweet potato pie is a traditional southern dessert that is going to be your new favorite pie and your top choice for the holidays this year.

Every holiday I find myself needing one more rack in my oven. There is never enough room to cook everything and since recipe temperatures vary, I find myself prepping for days in advance to get all my favorite dishes cooked so they can be reheated on the big day.

Now that I have an Instant Pot and an air fryer, I am always looking for ways to incorporate these tools into my holiday cooking.

Air fryer sweet potato pie is easy to make and can be cooked in a fraction of the time of conventional oven-baked pies without compromising on taste or texture. #easyholidaycooking

If you’re anything like me, you’re going to want to make even more easy holiday air fryer recipes. Dishes like this Air Fryer Turkey Breast, crispy Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts, and these flavorful Air Fryer Honey Pecans are ideal for fuss-free holiday cooking!

Also try this – Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls recipe for a holiday breakfast.

What makes this air fryer sweet potato pie so great is that the flavor is slightly reminiscent of pumpkin pie, but the sweet potatoes give this Southern sweet potato pie a delicious and unique flavor that will have everyone begging for your recipe.

And because sweet potatoes are available year-round, you can make this from fresh ingredients any time of the year. 

top down view of two completed air fryer sweet potato pies set on a countertop

Why Make This Recipe

  1. Save on oven space – Everyone needs more oven space during the holidays. This sweet potato pie cooks in the air fryer so you have room to bake more of your favorite side dishes.
  2. Flavorful – Sweet potatoes are incredibly flavorful, and I promise you won’t miss the pumpkin at all. 
  3. Pantry-friendly – You likely have everything you need to make this air fried sweet potato pie right in your pantry. 
top down view of two cooked sweet potato pies

Ingredients Notes

  • Sweet Potatoes – this recipe calls for homemade cooked sweet potato puree. But in a pinch, you can use canned.
  • Brown Sugar – use the light or dark variety.
  • Vegetable Oil – or swap for melted butter.
  • Heavy Cream & Eggs – give the filling a luscious creamy texture.
  • Seasonings – cinnamon ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and vanilla extract add amazing flavor.
  • Pie Crust – use your favorite pre-made crust, or make your own a day in advance.

Ready to learn how to make this Southern sweet potato pie? Gather your ingredients and I will show you…

How To Make Southern Sweet Potato Pie in Air Fryer

Get the complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Press your favorite pie crust dough into several 3-inch pie plates.
  2. Combine the sweet potato puree with all of the other filling ingredients and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour the filling into the pie tins and place them into the air fryer.
  4. Air fry at 300 degrees F / 149 degrees C for 15 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown. 
image collage showing the steps for making sweet potato pie

Expert Recipe Tips 

  • In general, I don’t cook full-sized pies in my air fryer. For this recipe, I use a 3-inch pie pan. This allows me to make the best use of the size of my air fryer, but also keeps me from having pies that are under or overcooked. 
  • Make a batch of Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potato and store the sweet potato puree in 1 cup bags in the freezer so you always have some on hand. 
  • Air fryer temperatures can vary depending on the make and model. I recommend starting with less cook time, checking for doneness, then adding more time as needed.

Delicious Variations

  • Try different pie crusts – Traditional pie crust is yummy but this pie is also great when air fried into nut based crusts, cookie crusts, and graham cracker crusts. 
  • Use brown butter instead of oil – Replace the oil with the same amount of browned butter for a complex and deep, nutty flavor.
  • Top it off – Whipped cream is traditional but you could top it with caramel, melted chocolate, marshmallow, nuts, and toasted coconut.
  • Add bourbon – If you can add bourbon to a recipe, you must! Adding a tablespoon of bourbon gives this pie an extra burst of flavor. 
top down view of on pie inside the air fryer basket

Make Ahead and Storage

  • Make Ahead – If you are making your own pie dough, you will want to make this at least a day in advance. You will also need to prepare your sweet potato puree using our Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potato recipe
  • Store – Refrigerate the pie after cooling and store for up to three days. 
  • Freeze – Air fry the pies as directed and allow them to cool completely. Wrap them tightly with foil or plastic wrap and place into a zip-top bag. Store in the freezer for up to three months.
  • Thaw – Thaw the pies overnight in the fridge and bring them to room temperature before serving. 
one sweet potato pie on a counter next to a blue cloth kitchen towel


What is the Difference Between Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Pie?

The cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger give both of these pies similar flavor profiles, but there are a few differences.

Sweet potato is generally sweeter than pumpkin with a deeper, richer flavor. Pumpkin pie will be more custard like, while sweet potato pie is denser and creamier. 

Can I Use Butter Instead of Oil?

If you don’t have any oil on hand, or you just prefer the flavor of butter, then yes, you can substitute the same amount of room temperature butter.

Be sure to mix well with the sugar before adding other ingredients so your sweet potato pie filling isn’t lumpy. 

Can I Use Pumpkin Pie Spice?

Sometimes the ratio of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger in pumpkin pie spice is not to my liking, therefore I prefer to add each ingredient separately. But if you have a pumpkin pie spice blend that you are fond of, it is an acceptable alternative. 

I Have a Large Air Fryer, Do I Need to Make Mini Pies?

I always prefer smaller pies when air frying. If your air fryer has a larger basket, you may certainly use a standard-sized pie plate. You may need to add additional cooking time. 

the finished sweet potato pie recipe inside the air fryer basket

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Weight Watchers Points

There are 9 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.

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a slice of sweet potato pie served on a dessert plate with a bite removed
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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Pie

A classic quick and easy Southern dessert that’s perfect for the holidays.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, southern
Servings: 12
Calories: 181kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy


  • 1 cup cooked sweet potato puree
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of cloves
  • pre-made pie crust


  • Preheat the air fryer to 300 degrees F / 179 degrees C.
  • Press the pie dough into the bottom of several 3-inch pie plates.
  • Place all of the filling ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth and silky.
  • Divide the the filling among the pie plates and place them in the air fryer basket.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until pies are set and cooked through.
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  • In general, I don’t cook full-sized pies in my air fryer. For this recipe, I used 3-inch pie plates. This allows me to make the best use of the size of my air fryer but also keeps me from having pies that are under or overcooked. 
  • Make a batch of Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes and store the puree in 1 cup bags in the freezer so you always have some on hand. 
  • Air fryer temperatures can vary depending on the make and model. I recommend starting with less cook time, checking for doneness, then adding more time as needed.
  • Storage – this sweet potato pie can be kept in the fridge for 3 days.
  • There are 9 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in a serving.


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 4670IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 4 stars
    تعتبر مصائد الفئران من أفضل الطرق التي يمكن استخدامها لقتل الفئران وإزالتها ، وبالإضافة إلى تكلفتها المنخفضة ، فهي عادة ما تكون سهلة الاستخدام ويجب فحصها من وقت لآخر إذا تم استخدامها.إن وجود الفئران الميتة أو السموم أو الطعام يمكن أن يجذب الحشرات تجاهها لفترة طويلة ، لذلك يوصى أيضا بوضعها في الأماكن التي تترك فيها الفئران آثارا ، بالقرب من مواقع تخزين الطعام ، والسندرات ، والأقبية ، والابتعاد عن الأطفال والحيوانات الأليفة حتى لا تؤذيهم.أشهر هذه المصائد هي:: إنها الأرخص مقارنة بالفخاخ الأخرى ، وعادة ما تكون مصنوعة من الخشب أو البلاستيك ، وبينما تعتبر المصائد الكبيرة قادرة على اصطياد الفئران وقتلها ، فإن المصائد الصغيرة يمكن أن تضر الفئران دون أن تتمكن من قتلها.


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  3. 5 stars
    Just when I thought I had seen all the Air Fryer recipes! This is awesome to be able to fix a pie like this in such a convenient way!

  4. 5 stars
    I had no idea you could make pie in the air fryer!! That is so cool! This recipe looks absolutely delicious, I’m adding it to my holiday menu right now! 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    Incredible potato pie. That flaky crust is just how I like it to be! And the instructions sound really easy to follow, which is great!