Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Pie
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Several tweaks to a popular online recipe, and this delicious dairy-free sweet potato pie was born. It's a rich, sweet, and special holiday dessert. In a pinch, you can use one 15-ounce or 17-ounce can of sweet potatoes, but roasting fresh sweet potatoes adds so much flavor. Please note that the Prep time is hands-on time only. This is a great make ahead recipe since the pie needs time to cool and set.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 (9-inch) pie
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup dairy-free buttery sticks or spread
  • ½ cup brown sugar (see Sugar Note below)
  • ½ cup sugar (see Sugar Note below)
  • ½ cup canned coconut milk (do not substitute milk beverage)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked dairy-free pie crust (use a gluten-free crust, if needed)
  1. Preheat your oven to 400ºF and line a rimmed baking sheet with a piece of foil.
  2. Prick the sweet potatoes several times and place them on your prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are very tender.
  4. Reduce the oven temperature to 350ºF.
  5. Once the sweet potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut them open and scoop all of the flesh into a mixing bowl.
  6. Add the buttery stick to the sweet potato and beat with a hand mixer until relatively smooth. Add the sugars, coconut milk, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Beat with your hand mixer on medium speed until the mixture is smooth.
  7. Pour the filling into the unbaked pie crust.
  8. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center of the pie comes out clean. The pie will puff up a bit like a souffle and sink a bit as it cools.
  9. Let the pie cool completely at room temperature (about 2 hours). Then refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours or overnight.
Sugar Note: As is, this is a classically sweet pie. Sometimes I prefer to reduce each sugar to ⅓ cup, particularly if the sweet potato is quite sweet.

Spice Note: If you prefer a little more spice, you can add ¼ teaspoon ground ginger and ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves with the spices.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/dairy-free-sweet-potato-pie