Sweet Potato Pecan Pie
Recipe from The Food Channel

Silky-rich sweet potato pie topped with a layer of golden caramelized pecan pie, this authentic Southern pie offers a standout dessert for the holidays. Wonderful topped with a scoop of cinnamon ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. This dessert is surely destined to be a holiday tradition.


Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

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Ingredients
  • 1  9  inch 
    refrigerated pie crust, unbaked
  • 1   cup 
    cooked, peeled sweet potatoes (about 3 sweet potatoes)
  • 1   tablespoon 
    butter, melted
  • 2   tablespoons 
    heavy cream
  • 1/4  cup 
    brown sugar, packed
  • 2   tablespoons 
    white sugar
  • 1   
    medium egg, slightly beaten
  • 1   tablespoon 
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    kosher salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/8  teaspoon 
    ground nutmeg
  • 3/4  cup 
    sugar
  • 3/4  cup 
    light corn syrup
  • 2   
    medium eggs
  • 2   tablespoons 
    butter, melted
  • 1   tablespoon 
    vanilla extract
  • 1   cup 
    pecan halves
Directions
1.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
2.
Unroll pie crust; press into an 8-inch pie pan and crimp edges. Refrigerate 15 minutes.
3.
Mash sweet potatoes with butter and cream; reserve.
4.
Combine brown sugar, 2 tablespoons white sugar, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in electric mixer bowl with reserved sweet potato mixture. Beat on medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes, or until smooth. Set aside.
5.
Combine 3/4 cup white sugar, corn syrup, 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons melted butter and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract in electric mixer bowl. Blend on low speed for 1 minute or until completely blended. Add pecans and stir to blend. Set aside.
6.
To assemble pie: spoon sweet potato mixture evenly into the chilled pie crust. Carefully pour pecan mixture over sweet potato mixture.
7.
Bake for 1 3/4 hours or until filling is set and crust is golden brown.
8.
Cool before slicing.
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