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Lightened-Up Sweet Potato Pie

I made this delicious Lightened-Up Sweet Potato Pie using SPLENDA® Sweetener Products as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps

A Sweet Potato Pie with a creamy filling and a crunchy pecan topping makes a wonderful dessert for the holidays. This one has wonderful fall flavors- fresh, in season sweet potatoes, cinnamon, and allspice- but I’ve lightened it up by using SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend.

 

Lightened Up Sweet Potato Pie

 

Pumpkin Pies are of course very popular this time of year, but since I’m a southerner and I grew up in the Sweet Potato State (that would be North Carolina 🙂 ), a Sweet Potato Pie for the holidays is a must.

Lightened Up Sweet Potato Pie

 

If you haven’t tried a Sweet Potato Pie, it’s very, very similar to a Pumpkin Pie with a smooth texture and delicate sweetness. This Lightened-Up Sweet Potato Pie is fabulously easy to make and I’ve reduced the amount of sugar by using SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend. The SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend builds on the natural sweetness of the sweet potatoes to give this pie plenty of sweetness without being too sweet.

A pecan topping gives the pie a crunchy coating to compliment the creamy filling. The pecans are tossed with a little melted butter and SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend so that they bake up with a buttery, candy-like coating.

Lightened Up Sweet Potato Pie

 

The addition of cinnamon and allspice (you could use nutmeg instead) gives this pie all the fall flavor it needs.

I used a frozen deep dish pie crust to simplify things, but you could make your own.

You can eat Lightened-Up Sweet Potato Pie warm or it tastes totally fabulous chilled with a dollop of whipped cream.

Lightened Up Sweet Potato Pie

 

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I especially love the SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend which is a mixture of SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener and Brown Sugar. You still get that brown sugar flavor that goes so well with fall foods (like Sweet Potato Pie!) but only half the calories. To use it in a recipe, you only need to use half as much. For instance, if a recipe calls for 1 cup brown sugar, you would use 1/2 cup of SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend. It also makes a great addition to oatmeal.

SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend gives foods the same color, texture, and molasses-like flavor that regular brown sugar does. I love it when I can cut the sugar and calories without sacrificing flavor. Don’t you?

Lightened Up Sweet Potato Pie

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Lightened Up Sweet Potato Pie

Lightened Up Sweet Potato Pie

A Sweet Potato Pie with a creamy filling and a crunchy pecan topping makes a wonderful dessert for the holidays. 
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 45 mins
TOTAL: 55 mins
SERVINGS: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend
  • 1 (5-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 9-inch deep-dish pie shell, unbaked
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoons SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place sweet potatoes in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on medium speed to make sure they are smooth.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time.
  • Beat in 1/3 cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend, evaporated milk, cinnamon, allspice, and vanilla. Pour into pie crust.
  • In a small bowl, mix together melted butter and 1 tablespoon SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend. Add pecans and toss to coat.
  • Sprinkle pecans evenly on top of pie filling.
  • Place pie on a baking sheet and place in oven. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes and then reduce heat to 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Filling should be set in the middle. Let cool before slicing.

Notes

To make the mashed sweet potatoes, I bake 2 to 3 medium sweet potatoes in the oven until very soft, peel the skin off, and then mash them well with a fork.
Instead, you could cut the sweet potatoes into chunks and boil until tender, removing the skin before mashing.

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern

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17 thoughts on “Lightened-Up Sweet Potato Pie”

  1. Renee @ Two in the Kitchen

    I am dying over this pie! It seriously looks divine! I think I will have to make this sweet potato pie this year instead of my normal pumpkin!!

  2. I love sweet potato pie, and that Splenda brown sugar blend looks like the perfect way to lighten it up!

  3. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    It’s pie season and I can’t resist a slice! I just had pumpkin pie yesterday and I would love to try this sweet potato pie next. Pass me a slice, please!

  4. Shashi at RunninSrilankan

    GORGEOUS Christin! Simply GORGEOUS! I have had sweet potato pie before – but never with pecans on top! My daughter would swoon at the sight of this!

  5. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    I had NO clue Splenda made a brown sugar blend! Thanks for sharing that tid bit of 411! And this sweet potato pie looks killer! Seriously delicious and made lighter?! Winning! Loves it! Pinned! Cheers, my dear!

  6. Olivia - Primavera Kitchen

    Wow this sweet potato pie looks out of this world. It must be absolutely delicious. I wish I could have a big slice right now?

  7. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    I so need to add sweet potato pie to my pie repertoire! This looks like such a fun change from the usual pumpkin pie!

  8. Samina @ The Cupcake Confession

    Wow! I am loving the sweet potato filling with the brown sugar. It must give the filling a lovely caramel like flavor! I cannot wait to try!

  9. Your pies are always so beautiful! 🙂 Love sweet potatoes in any form especially in desserts! Lightened up too? Sign me up!

  10. Jessica @ Sweetest Menu

    Wow! This looks incredible! I just love all your gorgeous southern recipes Christin, makes me want to go back to the USA so much! 🙂

  11. birthday cupcake

    this amazing cake is shining, I don’t imagine potato can give this beautiful dessert

  12. Ami@NaiveCookCooks

    Christin I love sweet potato desserts and since this is way healthier, I can have 2 giant slices right?!! Totally my kind of dessert!

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