Gran's Old South Sweet Potato Pie

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Nov. 18, 2012

This is from our Gran who lived her life in Arkansas... Whipping the egg whites gives this pie a very light airy texture.


Pureed sweet potato 1 Pound
Light brown sugar 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) , packed
Eggs 2 , separated
35% cream 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
Ground ginger 1/4 Teaspoon
Cinnamon 1/2 Teaspoon
Nutmeg 1/2 Teaspoon
Melted butter 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Cream of tartar 1 Pinch
Granulated sugar 1 Tablespoon
Pie shell 1 (unbaked 9
Chopped pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs) , toasted
Maple syrup 1 Tablespoon (cane or sorghum)
For serving
Whipped cream fresh 1 Tablespoon



1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.


2. Place a skillet on heat, and toast pecans until fragrant.

3. In a large bowl, combine pureed sweet potato, brown sugar, butter, egg yolk, and cream.

4. Drop vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg in it. Mix well.

5. In a separate bowl, mix egg whites and cream of tartar. Blend until foamy.

6. Drop sugar and blend until stiff peaks form.

7. Transfer egg white mixture into the large bowl. Fold to combine.

8. Into pie shell, transfer the mixture.

9. Sprinkle toasted pecan on top.

10. Drizzle maple syrup, and pop it in the oven. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until set. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely.


11. Cut into pieces, and serve pie topped with fresh whipped cream.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 65 Minutes
Ready In: 65 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 645Calories from Fat 336

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 39 g60%

Saturated Fat 13 g65%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 252 mg10.5%

Total Carbohydrates 71 g23.7%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 41 g

Protein 7 g14%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet