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mellina's eggnog sweet potato pie

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Mellina Land
Chicago, IL

I came up with this Eggnog Sweet Potato Pie with a vanilla wafer crust recipe because I love cooking with eggnog and I really like sweet potato pie. But, I don't care for pie crust. I usually use a graham cracker crust. But I was also making a cheesecake and only had enough graham crackers for one dessert. I did have a box of vanilla wafers. The result, yummmmm!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Sweet potato pie is a Southern favorite, and this recipe puts a twist on the popular dessert. Making the pie in a homemade vanilla wafer crust gives the pie a different feel. Adding eggnog instead of a lot of spices gives this easy pie a holiday feel and helps to make the dense filling creamy. The eggnog flavor is subtle.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 16 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mellina's eggnog sweet potato pie

  • 70
    vanilla wafer cookies
  • 2 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter, melted
  • 3/4 c
    white sugar
  • 1/2 c
    light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly grated nutmeg
  • 3
    sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed (about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 lg
    eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract (or 1 vanilla bean pod)
  • 1/2 tsp
    coarse kosher salt

How To Make mellina's eggnog sweet potato pie

Test Kitchen Tips
This recipe makes 2 pies. The recipe calls for deep dish pie crusts. But a regular crust may work better with the amount of filling.
  • Vanilla wafers, sugars, and butter in a food processor.
    For crust, mix vanilla wafers and the sugars in a food processor, while drizzling in the butter. Mix until well blended.
  • Crust pressed into a deep dish pie crust.
    Press into the sides and bottoms of 2 deep dish 9" pie pans. Set aside.
  • Filling ingredients in a bowl.
    In a large bowl, combine sugars and nutmeg. Mix well. Stir in mashed sweet potatoes. Add eggnog, beaten eggs, butter, vanilla, and salt. Mix until smooth. (I recommend tasting the filling to make sure it’s sweet enough. Every now and then you’ll get a batch of sweet potatoes that aren’t too sweet and require more sugar).
  • Batter poured into pie crusts.
    Pour the filling mixture into the two cookie crusts.
  • Baking the eggnog sweet potato pie.
    Bake at 375 F for 30-35 minutes until the filling sets.