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.


Melt together:

  • 2 ounces Unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/4 cup Butter


  • 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.


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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