Blogger Megan Pinckney’s Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Pie with Maple Bourbon Pecan Topping Recipe

By Shayna Seid | Photography by

Anne Rhett

The holidays are quickly approaching, which means that people are finalizing the dishes that will sit on beautiful tablescapes with probably fewer friends and family gathered around. While COVID may prevent loved ones from attending bigger feasts, we asked South Carolina-based lifestyle blogger Megan Pinckney of Shades of Pinck to share some of her favorite recipes, using our go-to Le Creuset cookware (of course!), to make this season the yummiest, heartiest, warmest, and most full of love possible. First up is her delicious sweet potato pie with pecan topping—it’s her go-to Thanksgiving dessert!

Sweet Potato Pie with Maple Bourbon Pecan Topping with the Le Creuset Heritage Pie Dish

Pie Filling:

  • Southern Baked Pie crust mix
  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • ½ tbsp vanilla
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tbsp almond extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup of softened butter
  • ½ cup of milk

Pie Topping:

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp of pure maple syrup
  • ½ tbsp of milk
  • 1 ½ tbsp of bourbon
  • ¾ cup of chopped pecans

Preheat Oven to 425º.

Step 1: Follow instructions on Southern Baked Pie box; chill pie disks in refrigerator for at least two hours.

Step 2: Add a dash of salt and sweet potatoes (that have been punctured with a knife) to a pot of water, then bring to a boil until soft (20-30 mins).

Step 3: Use rolling pin to flatten pie disc until large enough for pie dish. Lay in pie dish, kneed dough to create edges, cover with foil, place a pie weight, dry beans, or another pie dish to prevent air pockets. Bake for 15 min.

Step 4: While pie crust is in the oven, remove skin from soft potatoes then add to a mixing bowl.

Step 5: Add milk, eggs, and softened butter to bowl; beat until fully mixed.

Step 6: Add vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and almond extract; mix until all lumps are removed.

Step 7: Remove pie crust from oven, add pie filling, put back into the oven for 20 min.

Step 8: While pie is baking, create pie topping by melting together butter, light brown sugar, maple syrup, and milk. Stir until combined, then pour over the top of pie.

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