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Fall Harvest Recipe: The Best Sweet Potato Pie Ever

Best Sweet Potato Pie Ever

[social_buttons]Sweet potatoes are not just for Thanksgiving dinner, and with this fall harvest recipe, you can eat your vegetables for dessert!

When the weather gets chilly and the leaves start to fall, a home-baked pie really hits the spot. Served with some spiced cider or a cup of dark roast coffee, a piece of sweet potato pie hot out of the oven is a little slice of heaven.

Sweet potatoes are rich in beta carotene (vitamin A), fiber, and complex carbohydrates, with plenty of vitamin C, manganese, and potassium. They are said to be beneficial for diabetics in stabilizing blood sugar levels and lowering insulin resistance, and have a low to medium glycemic index.

Plus, sweet potatoes taste simply phenomenal!

Fall Harvest Recipe: Best Sweet Potato Pie Ever

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk (or soy milk powder reconstituted with half the water as usual)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs, beaten (or equivalent egg replacer)
  • 2 cups of cooked mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 Tbs melted butter (or Earth Balance/other vegan “butter”)
  • 1/3 cup honey (or agave nectar)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • pie crust

This sweet potato pie recipe can be made vegan by following the substitutes in parentheses.

Preheat the oven to 400Β°. Stir evaporated milk, apple cider vinegar and baking soda together and set aside. Mix all other ingredients together, then add the milk mixture. Mix or puree in food processor until smooth. Pour into pie crust and bake at 400Β° for 10 minutes. Turn down the oven to 300Β° and bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Serve hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, or chill in the fridge and serve cold with whipped cream.

I’m not kidding you – this pie is so good, you’ll have to ration it out!

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Image: Saquan Stimpson/monstershaq200 0 on Flickr under Creative Commons

7 comments
  1. Kate

    This recipe sounds delicious! I actually have never had sweet potato pie before so I want to try this recipe for that reason.

    I have a stepbrother who is diabetic and I always want to make Thanksgiving or Christmas treats this time of year and I always feel badly about leaving him out of all of it. Now I can make this recipe, and he may actually be able to enjoy a treat!

    Thank you for the great post!

  2. Tamar

    Hey, any leads on finding (or making) a good pie crust without the chemicals? Otherwise, maybe I will try this crust-less. It sounds fantastic!

  3. gene

    i just made this pie last night and have to agree, it is perhaps the best sweet potato pie that i have ever tasted. combine the great taste with the fact that it uses almost no butter (compared the the half cup used in most other recipes) and no sugar (most other recipes call for 1 – 2 cups), it is virtually guilt-free.
    thanks.

  4. Antony

    Fantastic recipe!!
    I just made it this evening, using coconut milk to replace the milk and butter. I like it fluffy, so I beat in lots of air using a mixer on the egg-potato mixture, folded in the the baking powder and soda, then the milk & vinegar.
    Made 18 tarts… none left after a dinner of 6. :)
    Thanks for sharing.

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