Holiday Sweet Potato Pie

Forget pumpkin pie. Sweet Potato Pie is so much better!

Forget pumpkin pie. Sweet Potato Pie is so much better!

This pie is absolutely delicious — so much so that I doubt I’ll make another pumpkin pie as long as I live. The crust and topping are made with three types of toasted nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts and almonds) that give the pie layers of flavor and hints to your taste buds that this pie is something special.

This recipe was adapted from Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s recipe in Vegan with a Vengeance.

Holiday Sweet Potato Pie
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
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INGREDIENTS
Serves 12

For the Crust:
  • ⅓ cup walnuts, toasted
  • ⅓ cup hazelnuts, toasted
  • ⅓ cup almonds, toasted
  • 10 graham cracker sheets (I use this brand)
  • ¼ cup coconut palm sugar
  • Pinch each of ground ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice
  • 5 Tablespoons melted Earth Balance, or canola oil
For the Filling:
  • 1¼ pounds sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons arrowroot
  • ⅓ cup coconut palm sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened organic rice milk
  • 3 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 6 ounces firm silken tofu
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
For the Topping:
  • ¼ cup Earth Balance
  • ¼ cup coconut palm sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup chopped almonds, toasted
  • ⅓ cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted
  • ⅓ cup chopped walnuts, toasted
INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake the sweet potatoes until they are tender, about 1 hour.
Prepare your Crust:
  1. Grind the nuts in a food processor, then crumble the graham crackers in and mix to combine. Add the coconut palm sugar and spices, pulse to combine. Add the melted Earth Balance and combine until the crumbs are moist. Press into a 9-inch pie plate.
Prepare your Filling:
  1. Once the sweet potatoes are done baking and cooled, peel them and then puree in a food processor. Add all other filling ingredients and puree until smooth.
  2. Pour the filling into the crust. Bake until the center moves only slightly when shaken, about 40 minutes. Cover the pie with foil if the crust browns too quickly.
Prepare your Topping:
  1. Stir the Earth Balance, coconut palm sugar and maple syrup in a medium sized saucepan over low heat until the coconut palm sugar dissolves. Increase the heat and boil for one minute. Mix in the nuts.
  2. Spoon the hot nut mixture over the pie. Put the pie back in the oven for 5 minutes, or until the topping bubbles. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool before you serve. Enjoy!
NUTRITION

Calories: 399     Fat: 26 g     Carbohydrates: 34 g     Sodium: 120 mg     Fiber: 4 g     Protein: 6 g    

 

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