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Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Topping

Category: Thanksgiving, Desserts, Holiday, Pies

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/4 cups plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup packed, dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 (9-inch) deep dish, frozen pie shell
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Special equipment required: steamer basket


1. Put cubed potatoes into steamer basket and place steamer basket into a large pot of simmering water that is no closer than 2 inches from the bottom of basket. Cover and steam for
20 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. Remove the water from the pot and dump the potatoes back into the pot. Mash with potato masher and set aside.

2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

3. Put the sweet potatoes in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat with the paddle attachment. Add yogurt, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, egg yolks, vanilla and salt to taste. Beat until well combined.

4. Set the pie shell on a sheet pan and fill with the sweet potato
mixture and smooth the top. Sprinkle pecans on top and drizzle with maple syrup.

5. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until the pie reaches an internal temperature of 165-175 degrees when tested with an instant read thermometer; the middle should still wiggle slightly. Remove from oven and cool for 1 hour. Keep refrigerated after cooling.

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