Sweet Potato Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

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Nothing screams comfort food quite like Sweet Potato Pie. This Sweet Potato Pie with Graham Cracker Crust is the perfect solution when you are looking for a fall dessert other than pumpkin pie to serve at Thanksgiving. After one bite, I promise you won’t look at dessert the same.

Sweet Potato Pie with Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

I didn’t start to fully appreciate homemade pie until a few years ago. I was at home watching TV – when the Food Network introduced me to the joys of homemade pie. Sure I’ve had it before. In fact many times, but the thought of making a pie crust from scratch was scary. Who has time for that?!

Little did I know that I was missing out on the opportunity to create something wonderful and delicious. Now I make my own crust all the time. For those of you who are baking challenged – never fear this pie is foolproof. I promise once you try this crust you won’t even miss the ease of buying a premade pie crust. Yes, it’s just that easy! The pie filling is just as easy and delicious too!

Sweet Potato Pie with Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

My family loves this Sweet Potato Pie with Graham Cracker Crust and they request it every Thanksgiving. It’s so simple yet SO delicious!

Sweet Potato Pie with Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

Sweet Potato Pie

Ingredients

  • 3 Sweet potatoes (orange fleshed)
  • 10 full sheet graham crackers (20 squares)
  • 2½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 10 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • ¼ cup half-and-half
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare the Crust: Crush your graham crackers and almonds until really fine. You can use a food processor or crush them in a sealed plastic bag with a rolling pin.
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  4. Transfer to a large bowl and add 6 tablespoons of butter, 1/3 cup sugar, and ½ teaspoon cinnamon. Mix all the ingredients together.
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  6. Press evenly into bottom and up sides of an ungreased 8-inch or 9-inch pie dish. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow the crust to cool as you prepare the filling.

    Sweet Potato Pie with Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

  7. Prepare the filling: Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and bake them until they are fork tender, about 45 minutes.
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  9. Remove from the oven and set aside until they are cool enough to handle. Peel the sweet potatoes and place in a medium bowl.
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  11. Mash with an electric mixer on medium speed to break them up. Add the remaining butter, sugar, eggs, half-and-half, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground clove, maple syrup, vanilla extract and Grand Marnier. Mash with an electric mixer on medium speed until very smooth.
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    Sweet Potato Pie with Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

  13. Pour the sweet potato filling into the prepared pie crust. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until center is set. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Sweet Potato Pie with Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

Sweet Potato Pie with Graham Cracker Crust Tips

  • Instead of baking sweet potatoes, place them in a large pot and fill with water until covered. Bring to a boil and cook until they are fork tender, about 30 minutes.
  • If you have time, chill the crust for 1 hour before you bake it. This will help prevent crumbling.
  • For ease, you can use box graham cracker crumbs.

What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving desserts?

I hope you enjoyed this Sweet Potato Pie with Graham Cracker Crust Recipe. Check out all of my recipes for even more tastiness. If you make this recipe, make sure to share it with me on Facebook or Twitter.

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