Black Folks Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Whether it’s the scent of cinnamon-sugar that sings sweet notes of “Home” like either version of the Wiz with Stephanie Mills on Broadway or Diana Ross on your TV screen. Or how the deliciousness of sweet potato pie reminds you of that sense of comfort that only grandmas house can bring. Either way – learning how to cook this sweet potato pie was a right of passion. Come get you some!

Black Folks Sweet Potato Pie
Black Folks Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet potato season has arrived and Black folks’ sweet potato pie tastes like warm family gatherings, sing-a-longs, and a legacy of the best holiday traditions handed down from one African American grandmother to her children. 

Whether it’s the scent of cinnamon-sugar that sings sweet notes of “Home” like either version of the Wiz with Stephanie Mills on Broadway or Diana Ross on your TV screen. Or how the deliciousness of sweet potato pie reminds you of that sense of comfort that only grandmas house can bring. Either way – learning how to cook this sweet potato pie was a right of passion. Come get you some!

This old-fashioned Black folks’ Southern sweet potato pie recipe has been handed down by my grandmother, Mildred Cleopatra Hooper to all of her grandchildren and may be single-handedly responsible for most of our generations’ nostalgic family memories.

Black Folks Pecan Pie Recipe

This is one fabulously rich pecan pie. It has simple ingredients, including eggs, butter, vanilla, corn syrup, brown sugar and of course pecans. And you can caramelize the pie filling in less than 5 minutes.
3.84 from 43 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 people

Equipment

  • Large Bowl or Electric mixer
  • Deep dish pie pan
  • Conventional Stove or Oven
  • 6-Quart Sauce pan
  • Wax Paper

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Pie Crust deep dish pie shell
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Corn syrup (half dark and light)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs lightly beaten

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In saucepan boil sugar and corn syrup together for 2 to 3 minutes; set aside to cool slightly.
  • In large bowl beat eggs lightly and very slowly pour the syrup mixture into the eggs, stirring constantly.
  • Make sure it's smooth and lump free.
  • Stir in butter (it will melt when stirred into warm mixture), then add vanilla, applesauce, salt and pecans.
  • Pour mixture into pie crust.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until set.
  • Remove and let cool completely.
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