A traditional Sweet Potato Pie offers a nice sweet element, however, this recipe kicks things up a notch with added caramelized brown sugared pecans and toasted marshmallows on top. Believe me, this Sweet Potato Pie is delicious, gooey, + oh so sweet, and one that will make you want to eat the entire pie in just one sitting!
I decided to make this beautiful number over the weekend after such a long work week and oh was I happy I did! This pie actually only lasted 2 days and I must admit, it was super disappointing to watch it finish after the last slice was had. Usually, I’d wait until around Thanksgiving to even begin thinking about Sweet Potato pie, but I couldn’t resist the temptation once Fall officially blossomed on this past Friday. Being a Southern girl, this is one of those recipes, along with the Classic Banana Pudding, that will surely get your tastebuds dancing. This time, however, I chose to add a few extra layers of sweetness with a nice pecan topping and marshmallow gooeyness to the mix. Trust me, everything WORKED PERFECTLY!
But back to my weekend—–so, it was very eventful with getting usual household chores done and a bit of extra work. I did take a little breather from my blog while I completed my final recipe for my latest collaboration (which I’ll be announcing soon!). I hope you guys didn’t miss me too much! Haha! I’m super excited to be finished and I can’t wait until all the finishing touches and ground work is complete.
Ahhhh! I can still smell the sweet aroma of the sweet potato baking by the way! I’ve read that it’s much better to bake your sweet potatoes instead of boiling them, however, I still chose to do the latter, since this has always been the tradition. After peeling and dicing them into medium-sized pieces, it’s super easy to boil them (just under 30 minutes, depending on high your heat burns). I didn’t make my crust (as I usually love doing this!), but instead I purchased a pre-made Graham cracker pie crust from Target. Simply make your pie batter in an electric mixer and chop your pecans in halves (since I like to bite into chunks of pecan versus finely chopped pieces), and bake, bake, BAKE! Now, this pie does need to work it’s magic in the oven for at least an hour, but no worries, you can wash up any used dishes or prep further while you wait!
Before the 10 minute final mark, simply add your marshmallows on top and let them become brown and melted before removing from the oven. Wallah! You have yourself a nice slice of Sweet Potato Pecan Marshmallow Pie and to add more sweetness, why not add a dollop of your favorite vanilla ice cream on the side, right?
Sweet Potato Pecan Marshmallow Pie
- 1 Graham cracker crust
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
Sweet Potato Pie Filling:
- 3 medium sweet potatoes peeled and boiled
- 4 Tbsps butter softened
- 1 cup cane sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup evaporated milk set 2 Tbsps aside as well
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp maple syrup secret ingredient!
- pinch of sea salt
- 3/4 cups brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup pecans chopped or havled
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened at room temp
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Beat out the strings of the potatoes with a handheld mixer and cream the butter and sugar and mix well until well incorporated.
Add egg, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract and beat well. Add evaporated milk and mix well.
Pour into pie crust and bake for 55-60 minutes.
In the meantime, whisk together the brown sugar, cinnamon, sea salt, and pecans and set aside.
Once sweet potato pie is 10 minutes from being finished, add the pecan mixture to top and let it continue to bake.
Once everything is fully baked, top with marshmallows and let pie broil for 5-8 minutes. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled so that the marshmallows don't burn.
Remove from oven and let pie fully cool before slicing. Bon appetite!
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