Sweet Potato Pecan Pie
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Sweet Potato Pecan Pie Recipe

A delicious little twist on my Aunt Ellen's recipe for Southern sweet potato pie.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Servings: 12
Author: Robyn Stone


  • 3 cups sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 unbaked pie crusts


  • Peel and cube sweet potatoes. Boil until very tender. Remove from heat and drain. Add butter and mash. Add sugar and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Pour milk into a measuring cup add in eggs and mix well with a fork. Pour milk and egg mixture into sweet potatoes. Combine until well-blended.
  • If you would like to make one as the traditional Southern sweet potato pie, then pour half of the batter into one of the unbaked pie shells. Then add 2 tablespoons maple syrup and 1 cup chopped pecans to your batter. If you want two sweet potato pecan pies, then you'll double the quantity for both the maple syrup and the chopped pecans.
  • Pour into unbaked pie crust.
  • Bake each pie at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until set in the center.