Sweet Potato and Pecan Pie

My parents came up for American Thanksgiving last week and they asked what I wanted them to bring. Immediately, I asked my dad to make his sweet potato pie. This pie has been made every thanksgiving for so many years that I have lost count. I am always amazed at how similar it tastes to pumpkin, but also seems a little richer in flavour. Mixed into the sweet potato filling are pecans which add a great texture and taste.

I told my dad when he brought the pie, that I would love it if he provided the recipe so I could share it with you. He obliged and I made sure I took a nice picture of a slice, highlighting the deep colour of the sweet potatoes and the hidden gems that are the pecans.

So, next time that you plan to make a pumpkin pie, give this one a whirl!!

Sweet Potato and Pecan Pie

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A classic southern pie recipe that is simple to make and incredibly delicious. Sweet potatoes taste similar to pumpkin in this pie and there are many pecans stirred in.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 2 cups mashed boiled sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Steens pure cane syrup (or corn syrup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecan pieces or whole pecans
  • 1 - 9 inch deep dish unbaked pie shell


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Mix sweet potatoes, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt togetherin a large mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, then gradually beat in sugar and vanilla.
  • Pour the eggs into the potato mixture and mix well. Add pecans, if desired, and pour
  • into pie shell.
  • Bake 1 hour or until a knife inserted into center comes out clean.



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  • Mmmm… love the addition of pecans in your sweet potato pie. 🙂

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  • It’s like a super mashup of my two favorite holiday pies! Looks delicious 🙂

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