No-Fail Sweet Potato Pie: Southern Charm on a Plate

Written by Liz -

No-Fail Sweet Potato Pie recipe

Being from the South/Midwest/Above Texas, the thought of a sweet potato pie with a pecan pie topping really appealed to me. Plus, this one even had “No Fail” in the recipe title (thanks to Rene Garza for this recipe)!

After making the Roasted Banana Cream Pie with Butterscotch Ganache (so good!) in the Nestlé Kitchens during this summer’s pie contest, I was ready for something a little easier…a little slower, with a nice Southern drawl.

Watch the video above to see how easy it is.

No-Fail Sweet Potato Pie

Ingredients for 8 servings:

FILLING
TOPPING
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions:

FOR FILLING

No-Fail Sweet Potato Pie recipe

PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Wash and wrap sweet potatoes in foil, as shown above.

No-Fail Sweet Potato Pie recipe

BAKE for 30 to 45 minutes, depending on size. Unwrap and rinse potatoes under cold water; remove skin. Break apart in large bowl. INCREASE oven temperature to 425° F.

No-Fail Sweet Potato Pie recipe

POUR melted butter in bowl with sweet potatoes. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Blend in sweetened condensed milk, grated orange peel, cinnamon, vanilla extract, nutmeg, salt and egg. Pour into unbaked pie shell.

No-Fail Sweet Potato Pie recipe

BAKE at 425° F, as shown above, for 20 minutes. Remove from oven; reduce temperature to 350° F.

FOR TOPPING

No-Fail Sweet Potato Pie recipe

MIX together egg, corn syrup, sugar, butter and nuts in small bowl; spread over pie.

No-Fail Sweet Potato Pie recipe

BAKE for an additional 25 minutes or until set.

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Related Recipes:

Chocolate Cappuccino Decadent Pie recipe
Chocolate Cappuccino Decadent Pie – 1st prize
White Chocolate-Mascarpone Key Lime Pie recipe
White Chocolate-Mascarpone Key Lime Pie

One Comment

  1. breonnaslocum
    Posted November 16, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Permalink | Reply

    That looks really good! I like that you roasted the sweet potatoes instead of boiling them, and I have never used a pecan topping on any of the sweet potato pies that I have made, but I’ll have to try it.

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  1. [...] highlighted the winning Chocolate Cappuccino Decadent Pie and Liz highlighted the second place No Fail Sweet Potato Pie. Now it’s time to share the third place [...]

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