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sweet potato pie slice with whipped cream
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Sweet Potato Pie

A classic Sweet Potato Pie recipe, with a very mildly sweet Bourbon Whipped Cream topping.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern American
Keyword: sweet potato
Servings: 8 people
Author: Marianne

Ingredients

  • 1 deep-dish pie crust
  • 8 Tablespoons butter softened ( 1 stick / 1/2 cup butter )
  • 2 cups cooked peeled, mashed sweet potato ( about 1 lb sweet potatoes )
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup half and half can sub whole milk, heavy cream, or evaporated milk if necessary
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract OR bourbon
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice

For the bourbon whipped cream and topping:

  • 6 ounces heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon bourbon
  • 1 Tablespoon white granulated sugar or powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts optional

Instructions

  • Cream together butter, sweet potato, and flour. Mix in the remaining pie ingredients ( cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, half and half, and extract).
  • Pour into unbaked 9" deep-dish pie crust. Bake on a sheet pan at 350 for 1 hour 15 min.
  • Using a hand mixer, beat the heavy cream, bourbon, and sugar together until it starts to stiffen. Pile on top of the cooled sweet potato pie, and crumble walnuts on top.