Since finding out that I need to eat dairy and gluten free more adjustments have occurred around here. Luckily for me, I don't really care for the crust of the pie. Never have and likely never will. So this "pie" is a more like a baked pudding of sorts just done in a pie pan for that traditional shape. However, if you like please feel free to use a crust when making this delicious pie. Here are two dairy and gluten free pie crusts to try - Rice Flour Pie Crust and Pie or Tart Crust. I love to serve this pie with whipped cream. The whipped cream is based on the Honey Whipped Cream from Gluten Free Easily.
Sweet Potato Pecan Pie or Pudding
Sweet Potato Filling
1 lb cooked sweet potato flesh
1 stick vegan butter alternative
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Lightly spray a deep pie pan with oil.
In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine all of the filling ingredients.
You may also use an electric hand mixer.
Mix until the filling is very smooth.
Pour into your prepared pie pan.
Spread into a smooth even layer.
2 tbs vegan butter alternative
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups pecan pieces
Melt the "butter" with the brown sugar.
Add the pecans and stir well.
Top the sweet potato filling with the pecans in an even layer.
Bake for 50 to 70 minutes or until the filling is set.
Once the pie is done, allow to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate.
2 cans full fat coconut milk
3 tbs honey (or more if you prefer a sweeter whipped cream)
Place 2 cans of full fat coconut milk in the refrigerator at least 24 hours before you want to make the whipped cream.
A few hours before making the whipped cream place a metal mixing bowl and beaters from electric mixer or whisk into the freezer.
The whipped cream works best if everything is ice cold!
Spoon the top thick portion of the coconut milk into your bowl.
Try not to spoon out any of the bottom watery portion.
Whip or beat the coconut cream until it resembles whipped cream.
Add the honey and beat again until it reaches the soft peak stage.
Keep the whipped cream chilled until ready to use.