Good Eats Sweet Potato Pie by Alton Brown

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“This recipe is from the sweet potato episode of Good Eats with Alton Brown, I could not find it here, so I added it. I used 100% pure grade A dark maple syrup, it was so tasty. When I made this recipe I did not weigh out my potato and had ebough to make another pie, so my second one didn't get topped with pecans or syrup, and was still amazing! I also did not add any salt. We had health nerds over for Thanksgiving, so it all worked out. So now you know you can double your potatoes and still have a delicious pie. Prep time includes the time it takes to steam the sweet potatoes. Does NOT include cooling time (which is about an hour as stated below.)”
1hr 20mins
1 pie

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place cubed and peeled sweet potato into steamer basket, then put basket into a large pot of simmering water that is not closer than 2 inches from steamer basket. Let steam for about twenty minutes or until soft for mashing. Mash and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Add to sweet potatoes the yogurt, cinnamon nutmeg, brown sugar, salt (to taste), and egg yolks; mix until completely combined. Pour into pie shell and place onto cookie sheet. Sprinkle pecans on top and drizzle with the maple syrup.
  4. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until pie reaches 165 to 180 degrees. Remove from oven and cool for about an hour. Refrigerate after cooling.

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