Easy Sweet Potato Pie (with Pralines)

If you’re looking for an easy and delicious sweet potato pie recipe, this is the one for you! Plus, the pralines add a fun and tasty twist.

This recipe is somewhat famous in my family. Every Thanksgiving, Christmas, and most family gathering that occur in the fall, my Aunt is expected to bring this tasty pie. This pie is super easy to make since it ges a head start using a store bought pie shall. However, feel free to make your own crust if you want.

What is Sweet Potato Pie?

Sweet potato pie is a traditional southern dessert with roots in both African and European cuisine. The dish likely originated in the southern United States during the 19th century, where sweet potatoes were a staple crop. It became popular as a way to use up excess sweet potatoes and as a cheaper alternative to pumpkin pie.

Over time, the recipe for sweet potato pie has evolved and now includes a variety of ingredients such as sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Nowadays, sweet potato pie is a dessert enjoyed by many Americans during the holiday season.

Is it better to bake or boil sweet potatoes for pies?

Like many orange foods, sweet potatoes are delicious and good for you. To cook your sweet potatoes, we recommend that you bake the sweet potatoes instead of boiling them. Baking them allows the sweet potato to be a little sweeter, which preventing the sweet potato from becoming water logged (resulting a water pie or a soggy crust).

Which method is healthier (boiling or baking)?

If you want to maximize the Vitamin A in your pie, you should boil your sweet potatoes. Baking sweet potatoes can reduce the Vitamin A in a sweet potato by 80% (twice as much as boiling).

Easy Sweet Potato Pie (with Pralines)

Get ready to impress your family and friends with this delicious and easy sweet potato pie recipe, topped with crunchy pralines. This classic southern dessert is perfect for any occasion and sure to be a hit.

Ingredients

Crust / Pie Shell

  • Pie Shell (Store Bought)
  • Butter (softened)
  • Brown Sugar (Firmly Packed)
  • Toasted Pecans (Chopped)

Sweet Potato Filling

  • Mashed Cooked Sweet Potatoes
  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Milk
  • Butter (Melted)
  • Eggs (Beaten)
  • Bourbon (Optional)
  • Cinnamon
  • All Spice
  • Cloves

Instructions

Crust / Pie Shell

  • Preheat oven to 450°F
  • Cream butter and sugar
  • Blend in Pecans
  • Press pecan mixture into the bottom of the crust of the pie shall
  • Bake pie shall for 10 mins

Pie Filling

  • In a large mixing bowl, blend all filling ingredients until the mixture is smooth

Bake Pie

  • Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F.
  • Pour the pie filling into the crust
  • Place pie in the oven and bake the pie for 50 minutes
  • Cool at least 2 hours before serving. Top with whipped cream if you desire!
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Easy Sweet Potato Pie (with Pralines)

If you're looking for an easy and delicious sweet potato pie recipe, this is the one for you! Plus, the pralines add a fun and tasty twist.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato, Sweet Potato Pie
Servings: 8 (One 9 inch pie)
Calories: 468kcal

Ingredients

Crust / Pie Shell

  • 9 inch Pie Shell (Store Bought)
  • 3 tbsp Butter (softened)
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar (Firmly Packed)
  • 1/3 cup Toasted Pecans (Chopped)

Sweet Potato Filling

  • 2 cups Mashed Cooked Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Butter (Melted)
  • 2 eggs Eggs (Beaten)
  • 6-8 tbsp Bourbon (Optional)
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp All Spice
  • 1/2 tsp Cloves

Instructions

Crust / Pie Shell

  • Preheat oven to 450°F
  • Cream butter and sugar
  • Blend in Pecans
  • Press pecan mixture into the bottom of the crust of the pie shall
  • Bake pie shall for 10 mins

Pie Filling

  • In a large mixing bowl, blend all filling ingredients until the mixture is smooth

Bake Pie

  • Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F.
  • Pour the pie filling into the crust
  • Place pie in the oven and bake the pie for 50 minutes
  • Cool at least 2 hours before serving

Nutrition

Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 271mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 5584IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 2mg
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