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Healthy Sweet Potato Pie

I am so in love with this healthy sweet potato pie.

Creamy, smooth, melt-in-your-mouth sweet potato pie… This is my family's favorite recipe - traditional sweet potato pie with a light and flaky pie crust that makes this a staple recipe every year at our Thanksgiving table. You WON’T miss the pumpkin pie at all! https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com @choccoveredkt

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It’s everything a traditional homemade sweet potato pie should be – extra smooth, with a light and flaky pie crust that melts in your mouth.

If you grew up in the South, chances are high you’ve been to at least one family gathering in your lifetime where sweet potato pie made an appearance. But while pumpkin traditionally reigns king in the rest of the US, the under-appreciated sweet potato too often goes overlooked or is relegated to that ubiquitous sticky-sweet marshmallow casserole on every Thanksgiving table.

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Creamy, smooth, melt-in-your-mouth sweet potato pie… This is my family's favorite recipe - traditional sweet potato pie with a light and flaky pie crust that makes this a staple recipe every year at our Thanksgiving table. You WON’T miss the pumpkin pie at all! https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com @choccoveredkt

Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

I’d argue that this healthy sweet potato pie is actually even better than pumpkin pie!

Just one bite of the sumptuously smooth sweet potato filling, and you will be converted for life.

It’s no secret how much I love sweet potatoes.

On the blog, I’ve used them in cupcakes, chili, roasted slow cooker vegetables, and in one of my site’s most popular recipes: the Crispy Sweet Potato Fries.

Creamy, smooth, melt-in-your-mouth sweet potato pie… This is my family's favorite recipe - traditional sweet potato pie with a light and flaky pie crust that makes this a staple recipe every year at our Thanksgiving table. You WON’T miss the pumpkin pie at all! https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com @choccoveredkt

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Many grocery stores will carry already-canned sweet potato puree, but it’s easy enough to make your own by roasting sweet potatoes in the oven and then blending the flesh until smooth.

Want to know the easiest way to add more sweet potatoes to your life?

healthy sweet potato pie

Just take your favorite pumpkin recipe and switch out the pumpkin puree for sweet potato!

Really, it’s that easy.

Ingredients: 2 large sweet potatoes, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 2 /2 tbsp... Full recipe: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2015/11/16/healthy-sweet-potato-pie/

 

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Healthy Sweet Potato Pie

Adapted from Healthy Pumpkin Pie

Healthy Sweet Potato Pie

Total Time: 1h
Yield: 8 servings
Print This Recipe 4.89/5

Ingredients

  • 15 oz sweet potato puree
  • 1 3/4 cup milk of choice (really good with canned coconut milk)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp oil OR more milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup sugar or xylitol – Or you can decrease the milk by 1/4 cup and use pure maple syrup
  • pinch uncut stevia OR 2 additional tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1 1/2 tbsp rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ground flax
  • 1/4 tsp + 1/8 tsp salt

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 F, and prepare a pie crust in a 9-inch pan (I list a crust recipe below that you can use if desired). Blend all pie ingredients until completely smooth – or you can use oat flour instead of oats and stir by hand. Pour the filling into the crust, then bake 30 minutes on the center rack. Don’t open the oven door, but turn off the heat and leave in the closed oven another 30 minutes. Take out the still-underbaked pie, and let it cool. Then transfer the pie uncovered or very loosely covered to the fridge, where it will firm up after 5-8 hours or overnight.

Optional Crust Recipe – Or you can use your favorite pie crust instead of the one below:

1 1/2 cups ww pastry or all-purpose flour (Many readers have said gf all-purpose flour also works)
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup sugar of choice or xylitol
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil (80g)
2-4 tbsp water (I used 3)
Preheat oven to 200 F. In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add the oil, and stir. Add water as needed until it just sticks together but is not yet gummy. Press evenly into a 9-inch pie pan. Put the crust in the oven and immediately increase the temperature to 350 F. The crust will rise, so either use pie weights during baking or just press the pie crust back down after baking. Bake 15 minutes. Let cool. Then use in the above sweet potato pie recipe.

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Published on November 16, 2015

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  1. Michelle says

    Hi Katie,
    I am looking forward to trying the recipe. I am just wondering, since 15 ounces sounds like a typical canned weight, whether you are using canned sweet potato puree or homemade. If I want to use homemade, would boiling or baking be the preferred method? Thanks!

  2. Lauren says

    Hi! Thanks so much for this awesome looking recipe! Any suggestions for subbing the oats? I react to oats even if certified gluten free. I would love to make this pie for the holidays!! Thank you!

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    • Chocolate Covered Katie says

      I haven’t tried but would think that almond flour (maybe 3 tbsp?) or extra flaxmeal should work. It’s such a small amount that I don’t see why subbing it out would hurt anything. Be sure to report back if you experiment!

    • Audrey says

      I added the oats with the other ingredients and then blended everything together – it worked perfect. Amazing easy recipe Katie!!!

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  3. Pam Denison says

    This recipe sounds great. If I want to make it with homemade sweet potato purée, how long should I roast the sweet potato for, and at what temperature? Thank you.

    • Chocolate Covered Katie says

      It depends on the sweet potato size, but I roast mine at a MUCH higher degree than most sites will tell you. I think it really brings out a caramelized flavor. So I poke holes in the sweet potato and bake at 450 F for twenty minutes then I’ll check the potato and continue to bake it until it’s soft and the flesh is nice and caramelized.

  4. Janelle says

    I have never tried sweet potato pie before! Only ever pumpkin, this will make an awesome addition for our Thanksgiving dinner. Thank you!

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  5. Kristiina says

    While I love sweet potates/yams and do intend to try the recipe as written, I would also like to know if you think the recipe would work using canned pumpkin instead.

  6. Courtney says

    I made this for Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit. You are a favorite in my house– we know that a Katie recipe is always going to be amazing. 🙂

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  7. Kayla says

    Omg. This was by far my favorite thing I made this Thanksgiving. You’ve created a sweet potato pie loving monster out of me. I think I will have to start a blog called Sweet Potato Pie Covered Kayla. I’ve eaten a lot more of this pie since Thanksgiving than I care to admit. But hey, sweet potatoes are a vegetable which means I’ve been eating my vegetables for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert… hehehe. 😉 I topped this with So Delicious CocoWhip which is absolutely delicious, also.

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  8. V says

    I made this for my family. I LOVE it and I was told this is one of the best desserts I’ve ever made! Everyone agrees it is definitely better than pumpkin! This is sooo good. I love sweet potatoes too so I knew it was bound to be. Its texture is so great and soft and creamy. I was asked three time if there were eggs in it!

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  9. Diana says

    Nice flavor, but mine was still pretty goopy after being placed in the fridge overnight. I’ll probably cut the milk back if I make it again.

  10. amanda says

    So I realized I didn’t have a pie crust after I made the filling so I just baked it in a pie tin and it didn’t turn out great however the flavors were all there I think it would have been great if I had made it correctly and with a smaller diameter tin b/c it was really thin with an 8″ pan. Anyway if you combine all the wet ingredients using coconut milk before adding sweet potato omg it’s one of the best things I”ve ever tasted comparable to orchata, I will be making that by itself in the future just to drink.

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  11. Alison Bunce says

    Wondered what sugar free goodies I could make for my diabetic husband over xmas. Your website is fantastic and has given us a whole range of options! I am so grateful to you. Thank you Xxxxxxxxxxx

  12. Courtney says

    Omg so easy and so so good! I’m the only vegan st Thanksgiving so I decided to have a piece tonight since I’ll probabl be the only one eating it and OMG it’s seriously amazing. Does need the time to firm up but still so good! Thank you for this amazing recipe. The past few years I’ve tried various pumpkin pie recipes and they’ve all sucked so I was excited to try this new one and find it to be so good.

  13. logan says

    Is there a substitution option (or more) for the ground flax ingredient?
    Final question: are there possible instructions (from Katie) for a crust-less sweet potato pie alternative?

    • Jason Sanford says

      Cornstarch for the flax. Try Katie’s crustless pumpkin pie recipe, just subbing sweet potato, for a crustless sweet potato pie!

  14. Zuza says

    Just did it yesterday. Great recipe, I’ll be using this crust for other pies as well, easy and delicious! Thanks Katie!

  15. Chris says

    Your recipe sounds delish, but I can’t use artificial sweeteners OR sugar, so to me this isn’t a healthy recipe. Xylitol is toxic to animals and also cannot be consumed by people with IBS. I wish there was a way to have sweet potato pie (these are actually yams but yes everyone calls them sweet potatoes lol) that truly has no sugar or artificial sweeteners and is healthy. IBS sufferers also can’t eat yams. Bummer. So when I get the chance I’ll make it with what I can eat and leave out what I can’t. ?

  16. Lauren says

    Hi Katie,
    Are the beautiful photos of the recipe made with cashew milk, or a thicker milk, like coconut milk? I know the nutrition is based on the recipe made with cashew milk, but I wondered about the photos. Thanks!
    Lauren

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