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Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

No recipe image available.Delicious Southern comfort—syrupy, sweet potato pie with a pecan topping.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 sweet potatoes
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar - divided use
1 large egg
1 tablespoon heavy cream
3 tablespoons shortening - divided use
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon rum flavoring
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust*

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. Prick 3 sweet potatoes with a fork, place in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave on HIGH for 10 minutes, or until tender. Cool then peel and mash in a bowl until smooth.
  3. Add 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 egg, cream, 1 tablespoon shortening, vanilla, rum flavoring, and salt. Beat on medium speed of an electric mixer for 3 minutes, or until smooth.
  4. In another bowl, combine 3/4 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons shortening, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and light corn syrup. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute. Stir in chopped pecans.
  5. Spoon the sweet potato mixture into unbaked pie crust. Pour the pecan syrup gently on top and smooth evenly.
  6. Bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes, or until the center is set. Cool.

Makes 8 servings.

*Use store bought, ready-to-use pie pastry, or your favorite recipe for homemade pie pastry.