Candied Sweet Potatoes and Amish Sugar Cream Pie

It’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be serving over the upcoming Holidays and I’m here to help you.  These are two of my favorite recipes; one a dessert and one a side dish.

In both cases I substituted Country Crock for butter with great results.

First up, Candied Sweet Potatoes


2 pounds sweet potatoes or yams {about 6 medium}

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup Country Crock

3 tablespoons water

1/4 teaspoon salt

1.  Start with cooked sweet potatoes.  Once they have been cooked and allowed to cool, slide off the skin and cut into 1/2 inch slices.

2.  In a large skillet mix the brown sugar, Country Crock, water and salt.

3.  Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until bubbly and smooth.

4.  Add sweet potato slices flipping once and heating through.

And now for dessert ~~~ Amish Sugar Cream Pie


1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

2-1/2 cups half-and-half

1/2 cup Country Crock

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cinnamon for garnish {optional}

10-inch pie crust ~ baked

Preheat oven to 325°

1.  In a medium-size pot whisk together the brown sugar and cornstarch until no lumps remain.

2.  In another pot, whisk together the sugar and salt.  Once thoroughly mixed, add the half-and-half and stir well.  Bring this mixture just to a boil, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat.

3.  Gradually add the sugar, salt, and half-and-half mixture to the brown sugar and cornstarch mixture.  Whisk until smooth.  Add the Country Crock and return to heat whisking constantly until thick and bubbly.

4.  Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.

5.  Pour your mixture into your pre-baked pie crust and sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.

Bake at 325° for 20 minutes until golden brown on the top.  The pie filling will be jiggly {not fully set} when you remove it from the oven but will firm up as it cools.

Allow to cool completely before serving.  Serves 10 to 12.


Thank you to Good to Know & Unilever Spreads for being a sponsor. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.


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  1. mmmm…both dishes look absolutely delish. I definitely need to try that lovely pie!

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  2. Both of your recipes look great! I do like yams this time of year too, it’s like it’s comfort food or something. Your pie looks tasty as well – it would be gone in no time I’m sure!
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  3. Looks so good. Great idea to substitute a healthier choice.
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  4. These both look super yumm! I’m a sucker for anything sweet potato, and I looove cream based pies!

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  5. Thanks for the recipe! I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year, and I need to start planning. :)
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    • Mary Beth says:

      How exciting to be hosting Thanksgiving. My sister take this holiday but we all bring something and I usually bring the sweet potatoes. Have a great day, Amanda!

  6. Wow, this looks delicious! I’m not a chef, but even I could make this!!
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  7. I think I may have gasped out loud when I saw this linked up at the Better Late Than Never Thanksgiving Inspirations party. That pie looks so amazingly decadent. I must think of an excuse to make one — pronto. I can’t wait for Thanksgiving.

    Thanks for linking up this deliciousness to the party. :)
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  8. Oh. my. goodness. I love candied sweet potatoes, but the Amish Sugar Cream Pie looks so yummy! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes on the Better Late Than Never Thanksgiving bloghop!
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    • Mary Beth says:

      Thank you for hosting such a wonderful party, Suzy, and for stopping over and commenting ~ hugs, mary beth

  9. I have had the Amish Shoo fly pie, but never the Sugar Cream Pie….looks delicious!!!…
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  10. making candied sweet potatoes with my grandma is one of my favorite memories, it was my job to spoon the butter sugar combo over the potatoes while it simmered. This post took me right back to her kitchen loved your recipe!
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