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Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

December 3, 2019 (Last Updated: August 3, 2021)

Nothing can say Southern hospitality more than this mouthwatering, decadent Sweet Potato Pecan Pie. Flavorful and delicious to the very last bite. Combining all the favorite ingredients, Southerners use to make Sweet Potato pie and a few more to take that pie right over the top for the Fall and Winter Holiday Celebrations.

Northerners have that excellent Pumpkin pie, and we Southerners have its rival Sweet Potato Pie. However, have you had the Sweet Potato Pie Champion? Oh, yes, it’s the heavy hitter of Southern Pies, and let me tell you one of the very best recipes out there for Sweet Potato and Pecan Pie.

 

Nothing can say Southern hospitality more than this mouthwatering, decadent Sweet Potato Pecan Pie. Flavorful and delicious to the very last bite.I get over-excited when it comes to the Holidays! I bring out all my cherished handed-down and family recipes, music, and movies for the holidays. It’s a lovely little celebration in my kitchen when I stay home. This year I decided to stay home for Thanksgiving and Christmas and make all our favorites, including my Sweet Potato and Pecan Pie.

I had such a blast enjoying some old Southern Rock such as Alabama’s Song of the South— Some of you know I had one specific part of that song in my head. It was so much fun though singing and dancing around in my kitchen! That’s what the holidays are for Y’all.

 

“Song, song of the south
Sweet potato pie and I shut my mouth
Gone, gone with the wind
There ain’t nobody looking back again.”

— Song by Alabama

 

 

 

 

Nothing can say Southern hospitality more than this mouthwatering, decadent Sweet Potato Pecan Pie. Flavorful and delicious to the very last bite. Combining all the favorite ingredients, Southerners use to make Sweet Potato pie and a few more to take that pie right over the top for the Fall and Winter Holiday Celebrations.I love a good old Sweet Potato Pie and man oh man once you add that homemade caramel sauce and pecans- LOOK out! You just can not beat this recipe. My husband will barely touch a Pumpkin pie, but you put one of my Sweet Potato and Pecan pie on the table POOF is gone in 60 seconds.

This fantastic recipe was handed down to my family by one of my grandmothers, Josie’s closet friends, Marybelle. Marybelle was this sweet, intelligent, feisty, funny Southern lady that lived next door. I have to tell you that I loved her as a little girl more than life. I learned so many incredibly valuable lessons from her. I miss her dearly. She was just that fantastic Y’all.

Martha was like family, and I used even to call her Aunt Martha. She taught me a lot of Southern and Soul recipes that I still make to this day and think of her kind words of encouragement and patience. Her spirit lives on with every Sweet Potato Pecan Pie I make.

 

 

 

 

Nothing can say Southern hospitality more than this mouthwatering, decadent Sweet Potato Pecan Pie. Flavorful and delicious to the very last bite.

 

 

 

 

Items Needed for Sweet Potato and Pecan Pie

  • Three large sweet potatoes 1.5 Pounds
  • Four tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Two large eggs
  • One cup of Evaporated milk
  • Two tablespoons bourbon, optional
  • One teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • One teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground dry ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • One 9-inch pie crust
  • Homemade caramel sauce or thick store-bought
  • One cup toasted pecan halves, or pieces
  • Whipped cream, optional

 

 

 

 

Recipe Tips for Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

  1. Use large unblemished Sweet Potatoes, careful not to accidentally buy yams as the cooking time and taste will vary greatly. You need about two pounds for a large deep pie dish.
  2. Real unsalted butter is a must.
  3. The Bourbon is optional to use but recommended.
  4. Splurge and buy pure vanilla bean extract, not imitation. You will thank me later.
  5. Use freshly bought dry spices for the recipe. If your spices are over a year old, replace them.
  6. You can make the homemade caramel sauce or buy a quality thick caramel sauce for this recipe.
  7. If you have a favorite homemade pie crust recipe use it or save time and buy one.
  8. Use your favorite homemade whipped cream recipe or buy a quality brand.
 

 

 

 

 

Nothing can say Southern hospitality more than this mouthwatering, decadent Sweet Potato Pecan Pie. Flavorful and delicious to the very last bite. Combining all the favorite ingredients, Southerners use to make Sweet Potato pie and a few more to take that pie right over the top for the Fall and Winter Holiday Celebrations.I enjoy a Homemade Mock Caramel Sauce on this Sweet Potato Pecan Pie. It’s super easy to make. I swear it’s two ingredients, sweetened condensed milk and a pot of boiling water. It does require a bit of time and patience, but it’s worth it, I promise you.

 

 

What you will need to make Mock Caramel Sauce for the Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

 

  • Large Dutch Oven or heavy pot with lid
  • Water, to fill Dutch Oven
  • One can of Sweetened Condensed Milk, your brand
  • Metal tongs
  • Can opener
  • 4 hours

 

 

 

 

Nothing can say Southern hospitality more than this mouthwatering, decadent Sweet Potato Pecan Pie. Flavorful and delicious to the very last bite.

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

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Nothing can say Southern hospitality more than this mouthwatering, decadent Sweet Potato Pecan Pie. Flavorful and delicious to the very last bite.
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Cool 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Servings 8 People
Calories 517 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 large sweet potatoes about 1.5 pounds
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter do not substitute with margarine
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon optional ingredient
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground dry ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1-9- inch pie crust homemade or store-bought
  • 1 cup thick caramel sauce see link for caramel sauce on the blog
  • 1 cup toasted pecan halves or pieces

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oven to 400°. Wash and dry the sweet potatoes, then pierce the top of them with a fork. Set the sweet potatoes on a lined baking sheet and then roast them until they are soft, approximately 1 hour, Set aside until cool enough to handle.
  • Once the sweet potatoes have cooled, peel and roughly chop the potatoes. Place the sweet potatoes in a large mixing bowl. With the mixer running, add the melted butter, eggs, evaporated milk, bourbon, and vanilla. The mixture should begin to look light and fluffy. Scrape down all sides of the mixing bowl, then add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Mix again to combine and incorporate the ingredients.
  • Place the prepared 9 inch homemade or store-bought pie crust into a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan, then transfer the sweet potato mixture into it. Bake for about 50 to 60 minutes at 400°. Let cool to room temperature.
  • Once the pie has completely cooled to room temperature top with the thick caramel sauce and pecan halves or pieces. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Before serving top with homemade whipped cream

Notes

 
Although themccallumsshamrockpatch.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and how ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Under no circumstances will themccallumsshamrockpatch.com be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from your reliance on nutritional information.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 517kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 9gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 302mgPotassium: 642mgFiber: 6gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 18415IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 159mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Sweet Potato Pecan Pie, Sweet Potato Pie
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Nothing can say Southern hospitality more than this mouthwatering, decadent Sweet Potato Pecan Pie. Flavorful and delicious to the very last bite. Combining all the favorite ingredients, Southerners use to make Sweet Potato pie and a few more to take that pie right over the top for the Fall and Winter Holiday Celebrations.

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Leslie
    November 22, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    I LOVE pecans with my sweet potatoes! I’m drooling over the fact that you added a caramel sauce to this recipe! Pure perfection!

  • Reply
    Marisa F. Stewart
    November 22, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    We had an early Thanksgiving celebration and I made this pie as one of my desserts. It was such a huge hit. Satisfied the lovers of pumpkin and pecan pies. I was hoping to have a tiny sliver left over but no luck. I guess I’ll just have to make it again. And it keep it’s southern roots we did add the bourbon to it.

  • Reply
    Kushigalu
    November 22, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Sweet potato and pecan are some of the best pie combos. This recipe was fantastic the last time I made it. It’s perfect for the holidays. Thanks for sharing

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