President Obama's Sweet Potato Pecan Bourbon Pie

Prep Time
Cook Time
3h 15m
Ready In

"From Red Truck Bakery. President Obama likes this pie and I can see why. Brian named it the presidential pie, (from about 3 large sweet potatoes). This is going to be really rich so, I bumped up serving size, cut how you want. The Red Truck Bakery cookbook looks amazing."

Original is 8 servings
  • Sweet Potato Filling
  • Bourbon Filling


  • Serving Size: 1 (244.4 g)
  • Calories 565.4
  • Total Fat - 25.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 428.1 mg
  • Sodium - 409.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 69.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 49.3 g
  • Protein - 16.7 g
  • Calcium - 96.8 mg
  • Iron - 2.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Roll out your pie dough into a 13-inch round, fit it into a 10-inch pie pan, trim, and crimp the edges. Chill for 1 hour.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 325°F.

Step 3

Place a raised wire rack inside a rimmed baking sheet.

Step 4

Make the sweet potato filling:

Step 5

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the sweet potato on medium speed until fluffy and smooth.

Step 6

Swap the whisk attachment for the paddle attachment and add the butter.

Step 7

Mix well to combine.

Step 8

Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg and beat on medium speed until creamy.

Step 9

Scrape down the sides.

Step 10

Add the cream and bourbon and mix on medium speed until thoroughly incorporated.

Step 11

Make the bourbon filling:

Step 12

In a large bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, eggs, sorghum syrup, corn syrup, bourbon, melted butter, cinnamon, and salt until thoroughly combined. Don’t overbeat, you don’t want the mixture to get thick and foamy.

Step 13

Pour the sweet potato filling into the pie shell.

Step 14

Filling it halfway (you may have some left over). Smooth evenly with a spatula or the back of a spoon.

Step 15

Pour in half the bourbon filling, spreading it evenly.

Step 16

Scatter the pecans over the filling.

Step 17

Add the remaining bourbon filling on top of the pecans, using your fingers to make sure each pecan is coated.

Step 18

Carefully place the pie on the prepared baking sheet.

Step 19

Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes, turning the baking sheet after 30 minutes.

Step 20

Give the pan a light shake; if the filling seems too liquid, bake for up to 20 minutes more, until the bourbon filling is firm.

Step 21

Let cool on a raised wire rack.


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