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Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Topping

Recipe photo courtesy of David Loftus

Sweet potatoes are spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg and enriched with cream, brown sugar, and maple syrup for the flavorful filling of this pie. A candied pecan topping takes it over the top.

Source: Everyday Food, November 2005
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  • MS10993151
    19 NOV, 2018
    I have been making this for years. Always a big hit!!
  • Rachel Lamp
    21 NOV, 2012
    I made this pie last year and it was an absolute hit! I personally don't even know what it tastes like because before i could get a piece everyone had eaten it! so it must be good and its pretty simple to make.
  • shopgirl_8
    17 NOV, 2011
    I made this last year. It was really yummy, but really rich! I think if I made it again I would make about half the pecan topping, because it was VERY sweet! Everyone for Thanksgiving loved it though! I just like a little less sweet things than most people.
  • nanopia
    12 NOV, 2011
    Made this for Thanksgiving a few years ago and it was delicious. I can never decide between pumpkin or pecan and I like that this falls in the middle somewhat. Everyone loved it! Making it again for this year!
  • MS10708797
    13 APR, 2011
    ThThis has turned into one of my families varoite Thanksgivng pies. They absolutley love the sweet potatoes
  • noteasilyimpressed
    23 DEC, 2010
    I never made or ate sweet potato pie before. This was soooo fabulous! Everyone loved it. I can't wait to make it again.
  • lilcooky81
    31 OCT, 2010
    Made this last year for Thanksgiving and it was quite delicious!
  • lilnovice
    8 DEC, 2008
    Yes it was good--I am going to use this pecan topping with some baked apples. My pie does have a slight grain-y subtexture. It did not take away from the taste but I am assuming it was from the way I pureed the sweet pot the old fashioned way??? Any suggestions for this begginer cook would be greatly appreciated.
  • lilnovice
    8 DEC, 2008
    OMG!!! I am currently waiting for the pie to cool, but I had to stop myself from devouring the puree blend and the pecan topping as well. I know this is going to be a hit, I will post back once the pie is complete ;) I had to make a few modifications b/c I didn't have any cream or nutmeg. I also used a grahm cracker ready-crust with only 1 huge sweet potato. Martha strikes again ;)

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