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SWEET POTATO PECAN PIE RECIPE WITH GEORGIA GROWN PECANS! MANY THANKS TO PEARSON FARMS FOR INVITING US TO TOUR THEIR BEAUTIFUL PECAN AND PEACH FARM IN FORT VALLEY, GEORGIA. 

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It was a beautiful day to spend outside touring a farm. It was warm (maybe in the high 70’s) there was a slight breeze and juts a few clouds to keep the sun from scorching us. Al Pearson, owner of Pearson Farm, lead a group of bloggers on a tour of his expansive property filled with pecan and peach trees. We’re into pecan season now  so the trees are shaken (see the Instagram video below) and the pecans fall to the ground. A large vehicle drives down the rows of trees and scoops up the fallen nuts.

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Local residents are employed to process the pecans, about 5% of them are shelled in house. The rest are shipped out across the world, shell on. During peach season the workforce increases to include migrant workers, mostly from Mexico, using the H-2A program.

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Pearson Farm is a family business, Al and his son Lawton run the day to day operation while Al’s wife Mary develops recipes for Pearson Farm’s prepared products and Hostess and Corporate Gift division. Mary Pearson is rather particular about the products she uses to make her pecan treats, she wants nothing to do with preservatives and artificial flavors. Pearson Farm gift products showcase the plump, flavorful pecans well. Their fresh pecans enrobed in fine milk chocolate are heavenly. I already have plans to order the chocolate pecan clusters with caramel as a Christmas gift…to MYSELF!

VISIT PEARSON FARM’S WEBSITE TO SEE ALL OF THE DELICIOUS PECAN PRODUCTS YOU CAN ORDER. PERFECT FOR HOLIDAY RECIPES AND GIFTS

Near the end of our tour we stopped by Al and Mary Pearson’s lovely home for a delicious lunch prepared by Mary, ending it with Mary’s buttermilk pecan pie. That was a real treat because I’d been thinking of having a slice of fresh pecan pie since I woke up that morning.

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Many thanks to AL (the gentleman in red but you probably guessed that) and his lovely wife Mary (seated o the far right) for inviting us into their home

The lovely folks from Pearson Farms gifted each of us a variety of pecan treats including a couple of their tasty pecan snickerdoodles, the chocolate covered pecans mentioned above and bags of fresh and seasoned pecans. I used the sweet, tiny “Elliot” pecans in this Sweet Potato Pecan Pie recipe. I used a deep dish pie pan like this one so I could get nice layers of sweet potato custard and pecan praline.

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Here’s a link to purchase Pure Sorghum Syrup if you need


Sweet Potato Pecan Pie Recipe
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Serves: 8 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 1 and ½ cups of pureed sweet potato from 2 sweet potatoes totaling 1 and a ¼ pounds
  • one 8.8 ounce package of Biscoff Cookies
  • 6 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 5 eggs (you will use 3 in one part of the recipe and 2 in another part)
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 ounces pecan halves
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sorghum syrup
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Roast the sweet potatoes whole until they are tender, about 45 minutes to one hour. let cool to room temperature
  3. While the sweet potatoes are roasting make the pie crust. Process the Biscoff into fine crumbs. Add butter and mix until thoroughly combined. Press the Biscoff crumbs into the bottom of the pie pan and up the sides
  4. Bake the pie crust for 10 minutes. Let cool
  5. Peel and slice the sweet potatoes and puree them in a food processor with 3 eggs, brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon
  6. Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees
  7. Pour the sweet potato filling into the Biscoff Crust
  8. MAKE SURE TO LEAVE SPACE FOR THE PECAN PIE FILLING
  9. Arrange the pecans on top of the sweet potatoes pressing them a bit into the sweet potato
  10. Beat 2 eggs with the sorghum syrup and pour over the top of the pecans. You may not need all of the filling
  11. Bake the pie for 45 minutes. It will puff a bit

8 Comments

8 Comments on Sweet Potato Pecan Pie Recipe {foodie field trip} Pearson Farm Georgia Pecans

  1. LaKita
    November 10, 2017 at 12:04 am (2 years ago)

    Sounds like you had a really good trip! I grew up around pecan trees and I wish we would have had a truck that would come around to pick up the pecans instead of us having to bend over to get them. The pie looks so delicious and I love that you used Biscoff cookies and sorghum 🙂

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    • Demetra Overton
      November 11, 2017 at 3:54 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi LaKita! That pecan truck is amazing, isn’t it? My uncle has a grove of pecan trees on his property and when we go to visit we pick them up from the ground and bring them home. It really is back-breaking work if you want to bake a pie!

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  2. Felicita Moncada
    November 7, 2017 at 11:42 pm (2 years ago)

    Get in my belly! I love Sweet Potato Pies! I can just imagine how delicious the addition of the pecans are – need to try this! Thank you so much for linking up to #Domesicdayz link party! Hope to see you Friday!

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    • Demetra Overton
      November 8, 2017 at 2:26 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much Felicita, t really is a delicious pie! It has all of my favorite flavors in one dessert

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  3. Kenya Rae
    November 7, 2017 at 4:58 pm (2 years ago)

    In all of my years of sweet potato love and sweet potato pie, I have never had sweet potato pecan pie. Gonna be trying this!!! Thanks for linking this week with #domesticdayz link party!

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    • Demetra Overton
      November 7, 2017 at 5:21 pm (2 years ago)

      I’m really enjoying the party, thanks for letting me link up! I hope you enjoy the pie.

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  4. Brenda Robertson
    October 9, 2016 at 11:43 pm (3 years ago)

    This looks and sounds divine! Thank you.

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    • Demetra Overton
      October 10, 2016 at 12:39 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks so much for stopping by. I really appreciate it!

      Reply

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