5 from 5 votes
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
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Cool
1 hr
Total Time
2 hrs 20 mins
 

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

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: Sweet Potato Pecan Pie, Sweet Potato Pie
Servings: 8 People
Author: hmccallum
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
  1. 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.

  2. 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, the cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Mix again to combine and incorporate the ingredients.



  3. 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 on 400°. Let cool to room temperature.

  4. 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.

  5. Before serving top with homemade whipped cream