Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 1 hr 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. With mixer, beat hot yams and butter until smooth.
  3. Add condensed milk, cinnamon, orange rind, vanilla extract, nutmeg, salt, and egg; mix well.
  4. Pour mixture into crust.
  5. Bake 20 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, make Pecan Topping: Beat together egg, corn syrup, brown sugar, melted butter and maple flavoring. Stir in chopped pecans.
  7. Remove pie from oven; reduce oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  8. Spoon Pecan Topping on pie.
  9. Bake 25 minutes longer or until set.
  10. Cool.
  11. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  12. Garnish with orange zest twist, if desired.
  13. Refrigerate any leftovers.


Most Helpful

Absolutely wonderful!! Made as directed and I must say that the orange zest lends such a lovely citrusy note. DH and I agree that this is better (imho) that pumpkin pie. Although you could apply the same method using pumpkin. The crunchy pecan topping is a nice foil for the silky smooth filling. Thank you Sharon for sharing.

luvcook'n November 18, 2010

Excellent recipe! I didn't have orange rind, but I used ground cloves in the spice mix. For the pecan topping, I didn't have any dark corn syrup, so I doubled the brown sugar (I used dark) with a tbl. milk, and vanilla instead of maple flavoring (didn't have that either!). But it is SO GOOD and easy! Just added this to my cookbook, it's a keeper!! Thanks, Sharon for an excellent recipe!

Prov Lady 25 November 26, 2009

i took my first attempt of this recipe to thanksgiving. expectations are always high when i bring the desserts, and when my guniea pig tried the first bite she just about fainted in pure bliss. topped with hand-whipped cream lightly sweetened (because this recipe is sweet enough by itself), it's a memorable experience. this pie will definitely be making a repeat appearance next year.

shannon_liv December 01, 2003

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