Sweet Potato Praline Pie

Maple Smoked Pumpkin-Sweet Potato Pie sliceAlthough Thanksgiving may have passed, the holiday season is upon us and this is a favorite in our family. In fact, we don’t eat pumpkin pie anymore!


  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked pastry shell
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes or yams, cooked and peeled
  • 1/4 C margarine or butter
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t allspice
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Praline topping (instructions below)


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In large mixer bowl, beat hot sweet potatoes with margarine.
  • Add sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, spices and salt.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Stir in eggs.
  • Pour into pastry shell.
  • Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until center is set.
  • Top with warm praline.
  • Serve warm or chilled.

Tip: 1 (16 to 18 ounce) can sweet potatoes or yams, drained, can be substituted for fresh. Melt margarine. Proceed as above.

Praline Topping:
  • In small saucepan, combine 1/2 C whipping cream, 1/3 C firmly packed brown sugar, and 1/2 t vanilla extract.
  • Cook and stir until sugar dissolves.
  • Boil rapidly 5 to 8 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in 1/2 C chopped toasted pecans. (Makes about 2/3 cup)


photo by: SaucyGlo

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