Gluten Free Sweet Potato Pie with Meringue Topping

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Meringue Pie Recipe

Want a change from traditional pumpkin pie? This Southern classic, gluten free sweet potato meringue pie recipe, is sure to become a new tradition in your family.

In my family, there is a great divide between pumpkin and sweet potato pie – there are those who love pumpkin pie and those who love sweet potato pie. And then there are those like me who love both. So, while it is not possible for me to take pumpkin pie off my holiday menu, it is perfectly ok (if not demanded) that I add sweet potato pie to the menu.

In order to create a little more distinction between the two pies, I like to top my sweet potato pie with meringue.

If you have never tried sweet potato pie, or you’re not a fan of pumpkin, I urge you to give this pie a chance. I don’t think you will be disappointed!

Recipe Notes: You can make this recipe dairy free – I have included substitutions in the recipe below. I like to use cage-free eggs, as they are just better and I always bake with Wholesome! organic sugars. If you don’t feel like making a gluten-free pie crust, you can purchase frozen ones in most grocery stores now or you could even use a gluten free graham cracker crust.

gluten free sweet potato pie recipe

5 from 1 vote
gluten free sweet potato pie recipe
Print Recipe

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Meringue Pie Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 383kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ cup Wholesome! organic light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • cup half-and-half heavy cream, or full-fat coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter or dairy free butter substitute melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 9-inch gluten free pie crust unbaked
  • 3 large egg whites
  • ¼ cup Wholesome! organic sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Place the sweet potatoes in a pot of salted cold water. Bring to a boil and let boil for 5-10 minutes or until very tender. Drain the sweet potatoes and place them in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Puree until smooth. Add the brown sugar, eggs, half-and-half, melted butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Process until fully combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl once or twice.
  • Pour the mixture into the pie crust and bake for 45 minutes or until the filling looks set. Let the pie cool, then refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.
  • Preheat the broiler to high and position an oven rack in the top third of the oven.
  • Beat the egg whites on high speed until frothy. Gradually add the sugar while beating and whip until stiff peaks form. Top the chilled pie with the meringue, spreading it all the way to the edges. With a spatula or back of a spoon, make swirls in the meringue.
  • Broil, turning once, for 60-90 seconds or until the meringue starts to brown.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Sweet Potato Meringue Pie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 215mg9%
Potassium 478mg14%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 16390IU328%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owner’s. This blog accepts free manufacturers samples and forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. Affiliate links may be included in this post.

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
Have you tried this recipe? Give it a star rating and let us know your thoughts in the Ratings & Reviews section below.
Tags: Broil Cinnamon Easy Eggs Gluten-Free Gluten-Free Recipes Holiday Meringue Nutmeg Pie Sugar Sweet Potatoes Thanksgiving Vanilla
Previous Post

Gluten Free Savory South of the Border Bread Pudding Recipe

Next Post

Is Wine Gluten Free?

  1. Pingback: Gluten Free Sweet Potato Meringue Pie Recipe | Healthy Foods

  2. JK
    November 12, 2016

    yams or sweet potatoes

    1. Gluten Free & More
      December 22, 2016

      Either would work, just for looks sake I would get the one that looks more orange.
      Happy Holidays,

  3. Pingback: Gluten Free Sweet Potato Meringue Pie RecipeReally nice recipes…. by foodffs via Tumblr – Viralpics

  4. November 16, 2016

    Never occurred to me to use meringue on this type of pie. Was planning on my usual pumpkin pie, but I might just make this as well, sounds yummy!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

Sept-Oct Cover 2023



Get recipes delivered to your door with a subscription to

Gluten Free & More!

Use code MAG5OFF for $5 off any print or digital subscription!