Sweet Potato Pie: A Dairy-Free Classic Holiday Dessert


This rich, dairy-free sweet potato pie recipe was originally adapted from a beloved recipe on Allrecipes. We opt to bake the sweet potatoes for more natural sweetness and flavor, reduce the added sugar, and swap in lite coconut milk for a seamless finish. We originally posted this recipe way back in 2006, but recently gave it another test run and update! Fortunately, good recipes never get old.

Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Pie Recipe (naturally nut-free and soy-free with a gluten-free option)

Special Diet Notes: Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Pie

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, optionally gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, and vegetarian.

To keep it traditional, this dairy-free sweet potato pie recipe does use eggs. If you confuse eggs with dairy, you’re not alone. See this post: Are Eggs Dairy? If you need an egg-free and vegan version, enjoy this Vegan Caramel Sweet Potato Pie.

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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 can of sweet potatoes, but roasting fresh sweet potatoes adds so much flavor.
Serves: 1 (9-inch) pie
  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. Add the buttery spread 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 mixture is smooth.
  6. Pour the filling into the unbaked pie crust.
  7. 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.
  8. Let the pie cool completely at room temperature and then refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours or overnight.

Key Pantry Supplies: Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Pie

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Chocolate Pecan Pie (optionally gluten-free, & soy-free)

Decadently Dairy-Free Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe

Mini Pumpkin Pies (optionally gluten-free, nut-free & soy-free)

Mini Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pies Recipe

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. I’m looking for the recipe for my daughter with food allergies. Could you replace the coconut milk with oat milk?

  2. I made a custard sweet potato crustless “Pie” in a square glass baking dish. No sugar only a few drops of stevia,
    Baked at between 375-350 degrees, also when it was almost done but still soft in the middle I put aluminum foil around the edges to help it cook in the middle faster.

    1 can (15 oz.) sweet potato puree
    1/2 cup well shaken coconut milk (the canned kind, be sure it is MILK not just the cream and water.)
    1/2 cup liquid egg whites
    About 1 1/2 tsp of pumkin pie spice
    A small handful of raisens (maybe 10)

    It can be tweaked but it came out SO good for something with so little added sugar. Easily could substitute splenda as well…….Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Hmm, I haven’t tried crustless sweet potato pie. If you have, then this should in theory work the same. Since it is a soft pie though, I would worry that it might not have enough structure. It can definitely be baked in individual servings without the crust though.

  3. My oh my I need a slice of this pie! I’m not sure I’ve ever had a straight traditional sweet potato pie but I have made some variations and combos. You just can’t beat a classic!

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