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Sweet Potato Pie with Candied Bacon

Staff Writer
This is a perfect brunch option when you're bored with scrambled eggs!
Pumpkin Bacon Pie

Try adding candied bacon to sweet potato pie. It seems like a strange combination but once you try this you'll never doubt this wonderful combination in a pie!

Deliver Ingredients


For the candied bacon

  • 8 strips bacon, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar

For the pie

  • One 9-inch pie crust
  • 2 Cups puréed sweet potato
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 Cup evaporated millk
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2/3 Cups sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cloves

For the cinnamon maple whipped cream

  • 1 Cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon


For the candied bacon

Toss the bacon with brown sugar and maple syrup. Cook in a pan on medium-high heat until crisp stirring and moving continually, about 6-7 minutes.  Drain and cool completely.

For the pie

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine the sweet potato, milk, egg, and maple syrup in the blender. Add the spices. Pour into the crust. Bake for 15 minutes.  Decrease oven to 350 degrees and add all but 1 tablespoon bacon to the top of the pie.  Remaining bacon will be used as garnish.  Bake for an additional 35-45 minutes until set.  Pie can be made earlier in the day or even the day before. Top with whipped cream.

For the cinnamon maple whipped cream

Whip cream for 3-4 minutes using an electric hand mixer.  Add maple syrup and cinnamon. Whip until stiff peaks form. Spread on top of pie. Top with remaining candied bacon.

Sweet Potato Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Sweet Potato Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.