Sweet Potato Pie Recipes You'll Crave Even When It's Not Thanksgiving

Cinnamon Roll Sweet Potato Pie
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We all know pumpkin pie is a holiday dessert favorite, but we're here to brag on the amazing sweet potato pie. The sweet orange spuds are available most of the year. Come fall, you'll want to grab a few extra pounds from the store to create one of these delicious sweet potato pie recipes. We've got old-fashioned sweet potato pies as well as innovative takes featuring sweet toppings (yes, there are marshmallows ahead!), nuts, and even a pumpkin-sweet potato mashup.

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Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie
Andy Lyons

When it comes to the classics, this is the sweet potato pie recipe you want on hand. In addition to sweet potatoes, the short ingredient list includes evaporated milk, sugar, eggs, butter, and nutmeg. There's also a bit of lemon peel in the mix to brighten up the pie.

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Mini Sweet Potato Pies

Mini Sweet Potato Pies
Tina Rupp

Making this easy sweet potato pie recipe for a fall dinner means everyone gets a pie—and who wouldn't love that?! Pure maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice make these adorable mini desserts taste like an autumn dream. The broiled meringue topping gives each mini sweet potato pie a stunning finish.

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Candied Sweet Potato Pie

Candied Sweet Potato Pie
Andy Lyons

Pecan fans will swoon over this sweet potato pie recipe. Not only are the nuts involved in the sweet potato pie filling, but also our homemade pastry crust. Ground pecans give the nut piecrust unbeatable flavor.

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Cinnamon Roll Sweet Potato Pie

Cinnamon Roll Sweet Potato Pie
Blaine Moats

The only thing better than topping sweet potato pie with marshmallows is topping it with cinnamon rolls. Piecrust, cinnamon, and butter are rolled into mini cinnamon rolls to make the delicious top crust here. We use refrigerated piecrust to keep things easy, but you can make your own pastry if you like.

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Mallow-Praline Sweet Potato Pie

Mallow-Praline Sweet Potato Pie
Blaine Moats

Upgrade your classic sweet potato pie by combining transforming the traditional marshmallow topping with a blend of sticky-sweet candied pecans. To give the sweet potato pie filling an extra kick of spice, use finely chopped crystallized ginger. Trust us, it's a divine addition you didn't know you were missing.

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Bourbon Sweet Potato Pie with Hazelnut Crumble

Bourbon-Sweet Potato Pie with Hazelnut Crumble
Andy Lyons

If marshmallows aren't your thing, try this homemade sweet potato pie recipe. The creamy pie filling gets spiked with a bit of bourbon for a richer flavor. Sour cream goes in the mix, too, for a bit of tang.

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Sweet Potato Pie with Hazelnut Streusel Topping

Sweet Potato Pie with Hazelnut-Streusel Topping
Andy Lyons

This sweet potato pie gets fun bright notes thanks to the addition of orange zest. No hazelnuts on hand? Swap them with almonds for an equally tasty pie. Make the piecrust and streusel ahead and store in the fridge for up to 3 days for easy prep.

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Graham Cracker-Pecan Sweet Potato Pie

Graham Cracker-Pecan Sweet Potato Pie
Blaine Moats

Substituting a buttery graham cracker crust for traditional pastry crust gives this sweet potato pie recipe a nice crisp bite. A mountain of meringue turns your Thanksgiving dessert into a stunning centerpiece for the table.

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Cornmeal Sweet Potato Pie

Cornmeal Sweet Potato Pie
Mike Dieter

A bit of cornmeal in the crust is what sets this Southern sweet potato pie recipe apart from the rest. The warm spices (cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg) pair nicely with the delicious mashed sweet potatoes in the filling. You can easily use freshly boiled sweets or canned sweet potatoes here depending on how much time you have.

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Sweet Potato-Pumpkin Pie with Streusel Crunch

Sweet Potato-Pumpkin Pie with Streusel Crunch
Andy Lyons

When you can't decide between pumpkin pie and sweet potato pie, make both! This delicious dessert mashup combines the smooth orange-hued purees and is baked in a flaky peanut crust. And yes, those are cheese crackers in the streusel crunch topping. We promise it's good.

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Sweet Potato Marshmallow Pie

Sweet Potato Marshmallow Pie
Blaine Moats

If you're looking for a sweet potato pie recipe that really emphasizes the sweet factor, this is the one for you. The sweetened filling is topped with a mixture of marshmallows, pecans, and caramel ice cream topping. Pop the pie under the broiler just a few minutes before serving to get the sweet potato pie nice and warm and give the marshmallows the perfect golden-brown color.

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