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Mini Sweet Potato Pies

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Mini Sweet Potato Pies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting are super easy to make but look fancy. Impress your guests with these bite sized treats!

closeup of mini sweet potato pie with cinnamon cream cheese frosting

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Serve these mini sweet potato pies at Thanksgiving with traditional herb stuffing and baked mac & cheese.

This was one of my very first posts! I felt like seven years was time for some new pictures.

I’m not typically a big pie fan but these little bite sized guys are perfect. Just the right amount of pie for me.

Using pre-made phyllo (fillo?) dough makes these super simple.

white plate of mini sweet potato pies topped with cream cheese frosting

MINI SWEET POTATO PIE INGREDIENTS

  • Phyllo Dough Shells/Cups – You buy these shells pre-made at the grocery store. If you can’t find phyllo dough shells, any mini pie shells will do, I just like the flakiness of the phyllo dough.
  • Can of yams/sweet potatoes
  • Cream Cheese
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Allspice
  • Brown Sugar
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Heavy Cream
  • Powdered Sugar

close up of 5 mini sweet potato pies on white square plate

I was watching Food Network one afternoon and happened across Big Daddy’s House “Thanksgiving Cocktail Party” episode. I decided to make two of the dishes from that episode, the first being this really easy mini sweet potato pie recipe.

HOW TO MAKE MINI SWEET POTATO PIES

First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Unwrap the phyllo dough cups and line them on the prepared pan. Set aside.

Next, in a large bowl, add the drained yams, 2 Tablespoons of softened cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, brown sugar, and caramel sauce. Beat with a hand mixer until well combined.

Then, use a cookie scoop (or a spoon, but a cookie scoop makes things easier), to portion out the pie mixture to each dough shell.

Bake for 25 minutes, or until pies are set. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. While the pies are cooking, make the frosting.

To make the frosting, to a large bowl, add the remaining cream cheese, heavy cream, powdered sugar, and cinnamon, and beat with a hand mixer until smooth.

Add the frosting to a piping bag fitted with whichever tip you like (or use a large zip top bag without a tip – it’ll work, too). Pipe frosting onto each cooled pie.

Serve & enjoy!

bite size sweet potato pies with cream cheese frosting

TOOLS TO HELP YOU MAKE MINI PIES:

Baking Sheet – with a lip so your mini pies don’t slide off.
Mixing Bowls – you know I love the grippy bottoms.
Hand Mixer – I use my hand mixer wayyy more than my stand mixer.
Cookie Scoop – to easily portion out the pie mixture to the shells.
Piping Bags – If you don’t want to use piping bags, a large zip top bag will work as well.

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closeup of mini sweet potato pie with cinnamon cream cheese frosting

Mini Sweet Potato Pies

Melissa | Persnickety Plates
Mini Sweet Potato Pies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting are super easy to make but look fancy. Impress your guests with this bite sized treats!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 pies
Calories 942 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Mini Sweet Potato Pies

  • 24 phyllo dough cups or any mini pie shells
  • 12 oz can of yams or sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons cream cheese softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce

For the Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened (less 2 Tablespoons used for pies)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon

Instructions
 

To make the mini pies

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line your phyllo dough cups out on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl add the drained yams, 2 Tablespoons cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, brown sugar and caramel sauce.
  • Beat with a mixer until well combined.
  • Use a cookie scoop to fill each shell with the pie mixture.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until set.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  • While the pies are cooling, make your frosting.

To make the cinnamon cream cheese frosting

  • In a large bowl, add the remaining cream cheese, heavy cream, powdered sugar, and cinnamon and beat with a mixer until smooth.
  • Add your frosting to a bag fitted with a tip and pipe a small amount onto each cooled pie.
  • Serve & enjoy!

Notes

Recipe from Big Daddy's House

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 942kcalCarbohydrates: 160gProtein: 22gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 1419mgPotassium: 353mgFiber: 6gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 227IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 9mg

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Updated 11/16/16

Original picture from December 2009. 

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