Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Topping
  • ½ package (14.1 oz.) pie crusts (1 sheet)
  • 2 cups cooked mashed sweet potatoes (about 2 large)
  • ⅓ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons unsulfured molasses
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • Pecan Topping
  • 1-1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 tablespoons unsulfured molasses
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped toasted pecans
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll piecrust into a 12-inch circle. Press into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate; prick bottom with a fork. Fold edges under and crimp as desired. Place a piece of parchment in bottom of piecrust, letting ends extend over edges. Fill with pie weights.
  3. Bake until lightly golden, about 15 minutes. Carefully remove pie weights and parchment. Let cool completely.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together sweet potatoes, brown sugar, eggs, melted butter, molasses, flour, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and zest. Slowly stir in evaporated milk. Pour mixture into cooled piecrust.
  5. Bake just until center is set, 30 to 40 minutes. Cover with aluminum foil if needed to prevent excess browning of crust. Let cool on a wire rack.
  6. Pecan Topping
  7. In a small saucepan, heat brown sugar, melted butter and molasses over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved and mixture just begins to boil. Add cream and vanilla, stirring constantly until incorporated. Stir in pecans and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and pour over sweet potato layer. Spread to cover edges of pie. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.
Recipe by An Alli Event at https://www.anallievent.com/sweet-potato-pie-pecan-topping/