Fall Harvest Sweet Potato Pie

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Author Notes: What better from the FALL CORNUCOPIA than SWEET POTATOES ? I see the contest calls for a double crust which is not reflected in the picture however follow the recipe to add a crown to the pie. - micki barzilaymicki barzilay

Food52 Review: Here’s what to love about this simply sensational pie: 1. The only dairy in it is a touch of plain yogurt, so the egg yolks serve to bind the sweet potatoes, without creating a heavy custard. 2. The maple syrup-drizzled, toasted pecans provide a perfect contrast in texture, like delicate pralines. 3. It brilliantly seems both rich and light at the same time. 4. There’s just enough spice to add interest, without interfering with the beautiful flavor of the sweet potatoes. 5. It is just gorgeous. I’m not making a pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving. Or possibly, ever again. ;o) - Antonia JamesThe Editors

Serves 8

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar ( packed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 egg yolks
  • pinches salt
  • 1 cup chopped roasted pecans
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 9-10 in cooked pie shell
  • 1 9-10 pre-made pie dough crust -uncooked
  1. Boil sweet potatoes for 30 minutes- puree them. Place mixture in bowl & whisk in yogurt, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, egg yolks and salt . Mix till smooth. Pour into the pie shell, add maple syrup& top with roasted chopped pecana and bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 45-50 minutes.

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9 months ago Kathryn Porterfield 1

do you puree the potatoes in the water you boiled them in or drain it off?


almost 2 years ago Guillermo Pernot

The recipe asked for two types of pie dough, precooked and uncooked,but the time and temperature are the same. Please clarified


almost 2 years ago Muse

Will definitely add your recipe to my Thanksgiving preparations...we are having some guests for dinner and I know they will appreciate your recipe! Peace, Love and Light.


almost 3 years ago veggiemama

Are the pecans maple syrup drizzled before toasting or is the pie drizzled before baking?


almost 3 years ago Adelucchi

I grew up next door to the sweet potato queen of the neighborhood. I always wanted to make sweet potato pie but it never met my expectations. This recipe is more than I expected and I love that I made it from scratch! To rave reviews!!
Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipe. I'll always give yo credit... Lets see
What was your name again??? ;-0


almost 5 years ago micki barzilay

Thank you for your comments and editor's pick... I really appreciate it.


almost 5 years ago micki barzilay

I just noticed this contest calls for double crusted so to create a top - get a pre made & cut pie crust for the top and cut shaped pieces like stars as seen in the 2nd image.