Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Topping Recipe

First published: November 15, 2011 in Recipes

Last Updated: November 15, 2011 7:12 am Tough to read? Print this! Tough to read? Print this! Email This Email This
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Take a moment to Rate and Review:
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)

Here is a recipe that I haven’t tried yet, but when I read it, it really looks like one I definitely am going to give a try to. Why don’t you do that as well and let me know what you thought – sharing is what this is all about :-)

Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Topping


  • 2-3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup plus ½ cup of packed light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • ¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon of heavy cream
  • 1 pie crust
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 cup of pecans, broken into pieces


  1. In  a larger saucepan, cover sweet potatoes with water.
  2. Bring to a boil, cook until tender – about 15 minutes
  3. Drain and puree in a food processor until completely smooth
  4. Let cool completely
  5. To make the filling:
  6. Preheat oven to 375F
  7. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, 1/3 cup of brown sugar and maple syrup until smooth
  8. Add sweet potato puree, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ¾ cup of cream
  9. Whisk until completely smooth
  10. Pour into pie crust
  11. Bake pie on a lowest rack in the oven, until filling is set – about 50 minutes
  12. If crust browns too quickly, tent edges with foil
  13. Transfer pie to a rack to cool
  14. Make pecan topping:
  15. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat
  16. Add remaining ½ cup light brown sugar and pecans
  17. Cook, stirring, until sugar is incorporated  and the mixture is smooth – about 3 minutes
  18. Stir in remaining tablespoon of cream and let cool for couple of minutes
  19. Pour mixture over the pie
  20. With a butter knife or spatula, spread mixture over pie
  21. Cool until topping has hardened – about 30 minutes

Serve cooled and top with whipped topping or vanilla ice cream

Enjoy this recipe and please let me know how it worked out for you – your comments are very welcomed and much appreciated!

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)