Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Topping Recipe 

 Originally Written: November 15, 2011

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on November 15, 2011 by Hanna Trafford

Here is a recipe that I haven’t tried yet, but when I read it, it really looks like one I definitely am going to give a try to. Why don’t you do that as well and let me know what you thought – sharing is what this is all about 🙂

Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Topping


  • 2-3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup plus ½ cup of packed light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • ¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon of heavy cream
  • 1 pie crust
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 cup of pecans, broken into pieces


  1. In  a larger saucepan, cover sweet potatoes with water.
  2. Bring to a boil, cook until tender – about 15 minutes
  3. Drain and puree in a food processor until completely smooth
  4. Let cool completely
  5. To make the filling:
  6. Preheat oven to 375F
  7. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, 1/3 cup of brown sugar and maple syrup until smooth
  8. Add sweet potato puree, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ¾ cup of cream
  9. Whisk until completely smooth
  10. Pour into pie crust
  11. Bake pie on a lowest rack in the oven, until filling is set – about 50 minutes
  12. If crust browns too quickly, tent edges with foil
  13. Transfer pie to a rack to cool
  14. Make pecan topping:
  15. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat
  16. Add remaining ½ cup light brown sugar and pecans
  17. Cook, stirring, until sugar is incorporated  and the mixture is smooth – about 3 minutes
  18. Stir in remaining tablespoon of cream and let cool for couple of minutes
  19. Pour mixture over the pie
  20. With a butter knife or spatula, spread mixture over pie
  21. Cool until topping has hardened – about 30 minutes

Serve cooled and top with whipped topping or vanilla ice cream

Enjoy this recipe and please let me know how it worked out for you – your comments are very welcomed and much appreciated!

Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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