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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

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Dearies, this post is simply an update of deliciousness. Vegan deliciousness in the form of sweet potato pie that is! And the truth is that this pie is so rich and wonderful that it is reminiscent of cheesecake and even rivals my earlier recipe for sweet potato pie that includes eggs and dairy milk. If you are vegan or just trying to lower cholesterol this holiday season, I hope you will give this vegan sweet potato pie recipe a try-it's so easy and worth it!


















Here's the recipe:

-Vegan Sweet Potato Pie-
2 Organic Sweet Potatoes (1 1/2 Cups)
3/4 Cup Turbinado Sugar
2 Tbsp. Corn Starch
3/4 Tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 Tsp. Nutmeg
Pinch of Salt
1 Tsp. Vanilla
3/4-1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk*
1/4 Cup Plain Vegan Yogurt
*Start with 3/4 and move up if needed.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash sweet potatoes and prick them with a fork. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until done. Remove from the oven and lower the heat to 350 degrees. Allow the sweet potatoes to cool and measure out 1 1/2 Cups of sweet potato.

Measure out your sugar and mix it with the corn starch, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside. Place the sweet potato in a mixing bowl. Break it down and make it as smooth as possible. Add the sugar mixture and combine. Then add the almond milk, yogurt, and vanilla. Blend till completely smooth. Pour into crust and place on the middle rack in the oven. Bake for 50-55 minutes. Allow to cool on a baking rack for at least 3 hours.

Enjoy with Soyatoo vegan whipped cream or your preferred form of creaminess:-)!

-Gluten Free Pecan & Oat Crust-
1 1/4 Cups Rolled Oats
1/2 Cup Pecans
6 Dates
2 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
1 Tbsp. Peanut Butter
3 Tbsp. Cold Water

Place pecans in a food processor and break down to a very course meal. Add oats and pulse a few times till they become part of the course meal. Then add the dates, oil, and peanut butter. Pulse till combined (the mix will be dry). Add water and pulse once or twice. Pour mixture into a pie pan and press till even and going up the sides of the pan (start from the middle and move out). Place in the fridge till crust is ready for pie batter.

Enjoy my wonderful lovelies!

58 comments:

  1. That pecan and oat crust alone is enough to make my stomach growl. When it's paired with the silky sweet flavour/texture of sweet potatoes and almond milk, I can only imagine how much magic ensues!
    Thank you, Stella. You're always look after our health, even during the hectic holidays. :-)

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  2. Stella, this pie looks amazing. My husband is watching his cholesterol right now so he would definitely appreciate this pie!

    I heard on the news this morning that there is a cold spell passing through FL. Is that affecting you at all?

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  3. Healthy...healthy....healthy pie! With sweet potato, I'll have a good big piece :D Looks really delicious. I love sweet potatoes. I must try making it into a pie too. Thanks very much for sharing.

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  4. There you go again teasing me with your scrumptious sweet potato pie :) This vegan version looks just as amazing as the previous version. I'll have to decide which to try first. I've been bad with desserts lately so I'm restricting myself from desserts and sweets for a little while.

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  5. Stella, this looks amazing!! Certainly finding way into my bookmarks. I've never actually had sweet potato pie before - marshmallows or not! - but think I ought to change that this christmas :)

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  6. Hey Stella,

    This truly is a piece of heaven in my mouth. I'm a big fan of sweet potato anything, vegan or not. I would even eat sweet potato on it's own straight out of the microwave or steamer. As I told you before, that was one of my childhood treats. Your version beautifully sitting in a nice fluffy pecan and oats crust certainly has me howling at the moon (sorry Cauldron Boy, beat you to it this time ;-)). If looks could kill, I would've died and gone to sweet potato heaven already. Your pictures keep getting better and better. The weather has been colder here now so how I'd love a piece of this delicious looking pie with a nice cup of hot tea all curled up beside my fireplace. I know it's a lot warmer where you are so I'm hoping you're getting some relief from the heat. Wouldn't it be nice if we could adjust the temperature to our liking huh? I'll just continue dreaming ;-). Hope you're having a great start to your week my dear. 

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  7. i SURE WISH YOU WOULD MOVE TO DALLAS AND MAKE ME SOME OF THESE GOODIES!

    like tofu and brussel sprouts, I have never had a sweet potato pie. Partly bc I dont like sweet potatoes. This looks amazing though... Might need to give it a try!

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  8. Wow Stella! That looks so beautiful and healthy too. I am definitely going to try it! Thanks for the inspiration as always. Your photos are beautiful too. I hope you are getting into the Winter spirit over there in So. Flo. :)

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  9. Stella, it sounds and LOOKS too good to be true! Only YOU could create a healthy sweet potato pie! ;)

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  10. This makes me so excited! I may not be vegan but I do love a good vegan baked good. Delicious!

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  11. Hey Stella, I like this sweet potato pie from the bottom all the way to the tippy top! What a great recipe for crust, love the dates. I baked off several sweet potatoes last week and just froze the pulp for later, this sounds like the later. Your pie looks perfect to me, thanks for sharing this healthy alternative for dessert:)

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  12. Stella, this sweet potato pie looks HEAVENLY and it's so much HEALTHIER!

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  13. stella the crust alone is drool worthy, add the filling and I don't think anyone could resist... perfect sweet treat!

    sweetlife

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  14. Dear Stella,
    I have always wanted to make an eggless sweet potato dessert. Your version is definitely trial worthy! Be back for more..

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  15. How delicious! I love the crust on the pie, too.

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  16. I love how easy the crust on this pie is...I REALLY need to splurge and get myself a food processor. Why am I so stubborn? LOL

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  17. Stella, love the idea of using sweet potato for pie...and almond milk must sure add an extra flavor to the pie...beautifully done ;-)

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  18. Sweet potato pie that that rivals a cheescake..., well then.... your obviously speaking directly to me right!!!
    The almond milk & yoghurt flavours are singing to me. Nice one Stellarina :)

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  19. Stella!! I really have to urge myself and get off my comfort zone to deal with root produce. I don't think I've had sweet potato pie. I noticed you put peanut butter in a crust. That's very intriguing! My husband is watching his cholesterol and he might want me to bake this sometimes. For me, vegan or non-vegan doesn't matter much but your version is healthier and looks delicious!

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  20. Wow, I love the idea of dates and oats in the crust - genius! I really need to bake more pies, and a low-chol version like this one would be ideal (the slice in the photo has such beautiful sharp edges, too)

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  21. I am boring when it comes to sweet potatoes. I either add them in my congee or bake/roast/steam them plain. :O ...planning to add them in my soup tmr - will that work? Hahahah...well, I don't know how to bake anything!

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  22. That's a gorgeous looking pie with a great crust. It must be so fragrant while baking in the oven. I love nut meals in the crust. They taste so good :)

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  23. That's a gorgeous looking pie. I love the idea of using almond milk and yogurt in the filling plus the pecan meal in the crust. It must be so fragrant while the pie is baking in the oven :)

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  24. I love your crust recipe. No butter or sugar..sounds very healthy. I must try making this pie. I am very curious at what sweet potato pie tastes like : ]

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  25. Wonderful photo and it looks incredible; you do come out with great recipes for a witch; thanks.
    Rita

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  26. I love everything about this pie: healthy, delicious, and gorgeous! The crust recipe is so unique, and I like that it doesn't rely on tons of butter or oil. I could probably eat the crust alone, but I am a HUGE sweet potato lover, and the filling sounds scrumptious. Definitely going on my "to make" list!

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  27. Stella, this is a glorious pie...
    Looks like silk :) And I am in love with that crust. Gorgeous!

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  28. This looks just like pumpkin pie... and I know it would be delicious. It is definitely pie season with the wind rustling through the frozen trees and the big fluffy flakes falling silently to the ground... just like the magic dust on this page.
    Thanks for the recipe. I have two now, and will have to compare them to understand the differences.
    :)
    Valerie

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  29. I thought this was your previous pie...so I didn't click on it on Tastespotting until just now. Saw it twice before it occured to me that it wasn't the same one. Brilliant, Stella, for making a vegan version!

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  30. I have never eaten sweet potato pie. Every year, I promise to try it and I never have access. What in the world is wrong with the Northwest?!

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  31. Beautiful! I love that you use almond milk here, sounds so delicious!

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  32. OMG, OMG, Stella, this pecan crust sounds awesome! (did I read peanut butter??) I really enjoy eating gluten-free/vegan food, as it is so much lighter and am a great fan of turbinado sugar (such a lovely taste!!)
    How was the artichoke pasta ;-)

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  33. My father loved a sweet potato pie, Stella! I made one for him every Christmas. I love that you've used almond milk and yogurt in your recipe. And that crust! YUM!

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  34. This sounds so incredibly delicious! I love trying new crusts for sweet and savoury pies!

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  35. Hi! It's my first time here and love this pie recipe! The pictures look beautiful! Potato pie, huh? Wow, looks yummy!

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  36. Wow! This sweet potato pie recipe looks so good! I've always enjoyed the sweet spices in custard pies, and this looks terrific with the vegan oat pie crust.

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  37. Sweet potato to make pie? Hmm..that sounds delicious!

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  38. Not being big on desserts after a meal, this is just the sort of thing I enjoy with a cup of coffee for breakfast. Gets the juices flowing and all that.

    And thank you Stella for your comment on my post about Pete my dog. He truly was a beautiful soul. xoxo

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  39. How do you have such wonderful ideas? I would never have thought to make a sweet potato pie!!! Thanks for letting me know and teaching me!!

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  40. This sounds wonderful! Even better that it is vegan...it looks so silky, I bet it was heavenly ;)!

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  41. I made this for ten hungry vegans and we all devoured it in seconds. I put a swirl of chocolate syrup on top (for decoration mostly), but my second time around making this genius recipe I just went commando with the decor. The mixing of the sugar & spices with the cornstarch before adding the liquids is brilliant! BRILLIANT! Note to poverty stricken, dateless people: I substituted sultanas in one version of the crust. Adequate, but not as good. Stella, thou rockest!

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  42. Hey Savvyamy! Thanks for trying it and leaving such a sweet comment. I'm glad you guys liked it. And, yeah, I eventually got tired of cornstarch clumping in my liquids (smile).
    Oh, and I will keep the raisin thing in mind. That could come in handy on a dateless day:-)

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  43. I googled "vegan potato pie", found this site, looked over the recipe and it seemed like a quality recipe, well thought out. It was! Everybody LOVED it and said it was the best sweet potato pie they aver had! I was in a hurry though, and decided to microwave the potatoes and cooled them really quick for about 20 minutes in the freezer. the recipe did not mention taking the shins off; I did. As well I did not have three hours to wait for cooling so i used a step down process from fridge, to freezer to counter that got it right after about 70 minutes. Served it with a rice/vegan whipped topping. Forgot to pit the prunes! picked them out of the shells after i made them LOL! Reminds me of a dessert i used to have at "Angelica's kitchen" in NYC! Definitely a keeper, thanks so much!

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  44. I made this and served it to my family who loved it! I've been GF/egg free for a while and am always looking for ways the whole family can enjoy something and this fit the bill. Thank you!

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  45. I also googled vegan sweet potato pie and found this recipe. I've never made or consumed one before, but I'm on a sweet potato kick and I thought I'd try it out this thanksgiving. This pie sounds so good. I'm very excited to give this recipe a try. Thanks and Blessed Be!

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  46. This was delicious. The pie crust will be used many more times in future pie variations for sure. I love sweet potato anything so this was a happy find for me. I didn't peel the sweet potatoes but next time I'm going to run it through the vitamix to get it really smooth. Still tasted delicious.

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  47. Dear Stella, I am a new subscriber, and about a month ago started to eat more vegan dishes, I am officially vegan mon-fri lol, only because I have to have a treat every once in a while. Your recipes inspire me! If you are interested in me, I have a mother blog, called The Mother Dome. I am really looking forward to using your recipes, and referencing your blog in mine. Thank you for sharing all this!

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  48. Hi! Love the recipe, but I am wondering how coconut milk would work instead if vegan yoghurt? It's just an ingredient I have in my press and don't generally have yoghurt :)

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  49. Hi! Love the recipe, but am wondering how coconut milk might work as a substitute for yoghurt? :)

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  50. Hi! Love the recipe, but I am wondering how coconut milk would work instead if vegan yoghurt? It's just an ingredient I have in my press and don't generally have yoghurt :)

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  51. I love sweet potatoes and sweet potato definitely tops one of my favorites!! I can't eat many of the ingredients that go into a regular pie, so I am so thankful to find this one! Making it tomorrow for a friend and myself! Cannot wait! Thanks for sharing!

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  52. I made this for the holiday yesterday and it was the BEST sweet potato pie I've ever made or eaten...and everyone who tried it agreed! I put everything in the vitamix so the texture was perfectly smooth. The spice ratio was spot on and the crust added the right balance of crunch/flakiness. Ugh...I'm mad I only made one! lol. I'm 100% vegan and this pie is better than the dairy varieties of my past. Thank you for this!

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  53. Thank you so much. Delicious!

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  54. Delicious raw! I saved some crust to roll into raw cookies. The filling was terrific too.. Could you maybe chill and eat raw also? I added maple syrup. Can't wait to try it cooked! Hope it's as good as raw. Thanks for the recipe

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  55. I loved the recipe! I've been trying to stay away from certain spices, such as, cinnamon, so I substituted it with 3/4 teaspoon of coriander and 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom. Next time to make it a little less strong, I'm going to half those amounts. Otherwise, it is a yummy pie! Thanks for sharing, Stella

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  56. I made this last night, it was so delicious. I substituted sugar for 1 tsp of stevia powder and used coconut oil for the base. Simply divine :)

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