Perfect as Pie

Treat yourself to our decadent Sweet Potato Pie. Perfect for almost any occasion. Sweet potato pie doesn’t have to be limited just for the fall season! Our recipe is delicious and refreshing enough to be enjoyed all year long. Topping this pie with pecans adds a delicious nutty texture to the creamy, delicious inside.  This dessert is filled with wholesome ingredients and classic flavor combinations that are sure to please almost anyone who tries it.

Nutrient Booster: Sweet Potatoes + Pecans

Thanks to the sweet potatoes, this recipe is packed full of potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, manganese, and contains 400% of the daily recommended value for vitamin A [1].  Sweet potatoes are also high in antioxidants and phytonutrients which may help to lower the potential health risks of heavy metals and oxygen free radicals in the body. Pecans also have amazing health benefits. Pecans are very rich in fiber which is necessary for a healthy digestive system. These delicious nuts are also high in magnesium which has anti-inflammatory benefits. To make pecans even better, they are so beneficial for skin health! The many vitamins found in pecans like zinc and vitamin E are necessary to maintain, clear, healthy and smooth skin! [2]. So go ahead and sink your teeth into this decadent treat–it’s one that won’t leave you feeling guilty or your taste buds disappointed.  Enjoy!

Decadent Dessert

This pie is the perfect dessert for any occasion and pairs well with so many delicious dishes! We’ve listed some main and side dishes that we think this pie would pair wonderfully with below.

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Sweet Potato Pie

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tbsp maple sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup almond oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 sweet potatoes, washed and peeled, cut into 1" cubes
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened organic applesauce
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, or milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup pecans, halved

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch pie dish.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix together almond flour, maple sugar, and cinnamon. Add oil and vanilla, mix until combined. Press the almond crust mixture into greased pie dish to create thin even layer over the pie dish. Press crust firmly with fingers to help it set. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and set aside to let cool. Keep oven heated at 350°.

  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, add 2-3 inches of water. Place a steamer basket over the top of the saucepan, and add the sweet potatoes to the steamer basket. Steam sweet potatoes until tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat.

  4. Puree sweet potatoes with applesauce, almond milk, lemon juice, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger using a food processor or a hand blender in a medium bowl. Beat until filling is smooth, scraping the sides of bowl as needed.

  5. Using a spatula, add sweet potato filling into crust and place back in oven at 350° for 15 minutes. 

  6. In a small bowl, combine molasses and maple syrup. 

  7. Remove pie from oven after 15 minutes, add pecans in a single layer on top of pie and spread syrup mixture on top of pecans. Place pie back into oven for another 5 minutes. Let cool before serving.

Recipe Notes

Nutrient Analysis: 
Serving size: 1 slice Calories: 385 calories, Fat: 25 grams, Saturated fat: 2 grams, Carbohydrates: 40 grams, Sugar: 13 grams, Sodium: 35 milligrams, Fiber: 8 grams, Protein: 9 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams

 
[1] White potatoes vs. Sweet Potatoes. Cleveland Clinic.
http://health.clevelandclinic.org/2013/03/white-potatoes-vs-sweet-potatoes-which-is-healthier/
[2] Nichols, K. (2013). 15 AMAZING BENEFITS OF PECANS FOR SKIN, HAIR AND HEALTH. 
Retrieved from Hudson Pecan : http://www.hudsonpecan.com/15-amazing-benefits-pecans-skin-hair-health/

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