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Sweet-Potato Pecan Pie

Serves 8

Prep Time
2 hrs 15 mins

Cool Time
2 hrs

Total Time
4 hrs 15 mins

We adapted this recipe from Devil's Teeth Baking Company to create a border that shows off the bright filling. To completely cover the pie, just double the topping.

su-Sweet-Potato Pecan Pie

Photo: Iain Bagwell

 1/2 recipe Crisp and Tender Pastry
 2 1/4 pounds orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, such as Garnet (sometimes called "yams")
 3 large eggs
 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
 1/3 cup granulated sugar
 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
 3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
 1 tablespoon dark corn syrup
 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
Step 1

Make pastry as directed in a regular 9-in. pie pan. Let cool.

Step 2

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375° and make filling: Bake sweet potatoes in a shallow pan until very tender when pierced, 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 hours. Let cool. Scoop flesh into a food processor and purée until smooth. Measure 2 cups; save extra for soup or another use.

Step 3

Reduce oven to 350°. With a mixer, beat eggs in a large bowl until frothy. Beat in remaining filling ingredients until blended. Pour into crust and spread level. Wrap pie rim with 4 strips of foil.

Step 4

Bake pie 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together topping ingredients except pecans until smooth. Stir in pecans.

Step 5

Remove foil from pie. Evenly drop small spoonfuls of pecan mixture in a border around edge of pie. Continue to bake until center jiggles only slightly when shaken gently, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool on a rack at least 2 hours.

Step 6

Make ahead: Through step 2 or the whole pie, up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 489Calories from Fat 46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g39%

Saturated Fat 11g56%
Cholesterol 121mg41%
Sodium 296mg13%
Total Carbohydrate 61g21%

Dietary Fiber 3.1g13%
Protein 6.4g13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.