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Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Topping
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins

This Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Topping is a Thanksgiving MUST! Enjoy it as a side with your Thanksgiving turkey or as a dessert topped with some freshly whipped cream, this pie is a classic for the holidays!

Course: Side, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: sweet potatoes, pie, Thanksgiving
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 486 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
  • 1 9-inch pie shell, homemade or store-bought
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 cups sweet potatoes, cooked
  • 6 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
Pecan Topping
  • 3 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 2/3 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Make your favorite pie crust and prick all over with a fork. Spread 1/2 cup pecans in bottom of shell. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Lower oven temperature to 300 degrees.

  2. Mash potatoes and butter until smooth. Add all the other ingredients and blend well. Pour mixture into the cooled pie shell.

Pecan Topping
  1. Combine all topping ingredients in a medium bowl with a fork, until crumbly. Sprinkle over the top of the pie. Place the pie on a baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Topping
Amount Per Serving
Calories 486 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 270mg12%
Potassium 248mg7%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 5331IU107%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.