Chocolate Pecan Sweet Potato Pie

My variation, based on different recipes.

One Thanksgiving, my sister and I ate some heavenly pie at a friend’s place. It was made with sweet potatoes, chocolate, pecans, and alcohol. He would not give us the recipe. So, we each have tried re-creating that pie. Below is my version. It has become my favorite breakfast for the day after Thanksgiving.

Custard Filling

Combine in a bowl:

  • 1 1/2 cups Sweet potatoes, mashed*
  • 3/4 cup Sugar (brown or white)
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, melted

Mix thoroughly.
Then add:

  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Whole egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 Egg yolks**
  • 1 1/2 cups Cream (or half-and-half)
  • 1 teaspoon Nutmeg (or more or less; whatever you prefer)
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon (or more or less; whatever you prefer)
  • 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup or rum (optional)

Pour into a 9 inch OR LARGER pie shell***

Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 45 minutes, or until firm; spread topping on when the pie is taken out of the oven. Or, bake pie for 35 minutes; add topping; and cook pie for about 20 minutes more (this is my preferred method).

Serve pie with whipped cream and/or chocolate syrup.

Topping

Melt together:

  • 2 ounces Unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/4 cup Butter

Add:

  • 3/4 cup Sugar (brown or white; to taste)
  • 1 cup Pecans, halves or chopped up

The topping will be wet and chunky; it should not be runny. Use a spoon to add the topping a little at a time; the entire pie should be covered evenly.

*Sweet Potatoes – Boil 2-3 medium/large potatoes in water with a dash of salt for about 20-40 minutes (until tender). Peel immediately. Mash them with a fork in a bowl. Enjoy any leftovers.

**Egg yolks – It’s okay if you use 3 whole eggs. The egg whites can be given to cats, used in waffles (or other recipes), and probably as a beauty product.

***Pie shell – I prefer using a cheesecake pan because i like thick pie. If you are using an 8- or 9-inch pie shell, pour any leftover filling into custard cups and cook them for about 20 minutes, or until done. The filling is tasty even without the crust or topping.

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One response to “Chocolate Pecan Sweet Potato Pie

  1. I cannot find a way to print this recipie. Am I just not seeing a print button? Please let me know.

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