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sweet potato pie

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Kelsey "Rose" Jones
Mason City, IA

This is the best recipe! It was my great-grandmother's. However, if you don't want to cook the sweet potatoes from scratch, use canned sweet potatoes and mash them. Of course, we top it with whipped cream!

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This sweet potato pie recipe is a little different than others we've had. Mainly because of the addition of pecans not only to the top but the pie filling. Also, the cinnamon-sugar mixture sprinkled on top is unusual. Once cooled, it melts into the top of the pie and adds cinnamon sweetness. We loved the different twists to this sweet potato pie. A nice pie for the holidays.

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★★★★★ 2
serves 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For sweet potato pie

  • 2 c
    sweet potatoes, peeled, cooked and mashed
  • 2
    eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 tsp
    pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 can
    evaporated milk
  • 1 c
    pecans, finely chopped
  • 2
    pie crust, 9" each
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    pecans, roughly chopped

How To Make sweet potato pie

  • Mixing mashed sweet potatoes and slightly beaten eggs together.
    Preheat oven to 425F. Blend together cooled, mashed sweet potatoes and slightly beaten eggs.
  • Beating in brown sugar and spices.
    Beat in brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Adding evaporated milk to the batter.
    Add evaporated milk and beat until well blended.
  • Folding in pecans.
    Fold in pecans.
  • Pies baking in the oven.
    Pour into 2 9-inch pie shells and bake at 425F for 15 minutes. Reduce oven to 350F for an additional 40 minutes.
  • Cinnamon sugar and pecans added to top of pies.
    Mix sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Top pie with rough chopped pecans, cinnamon, and sugar mixture. Then bake for an additional 5 minutes or until inserted knife comes out clean.