Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sweet Potato Pie

I am originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico but moved to Florida with my family at the age of 14.  Sweet Potato Pie is a southern tradition and no matter how much my eating habits change I need to have some comfort foods in my life especially during the holidays.  Sweet Potato pies are so easy and simple to make, you only need a few ingredients.  I wanted to tweak my original recipe into a more figure friendly recipe.  So I am skipping the butter and obviously the table sugars.
Here's my healthier Sweet Potato Pie recipe...

Ingredients:
2 cups of cooked/mashed sweet potato
2 eggs
1/2 cup of coconut oil (melted)
1/2 cup of Unsweetened Coconut Almond Breeze
1/4 cup of apple butter (or no sugar added apple sauce)
1/2 cup of coconut nectar (or agave nectar, honey, stevia)
1/2 t. of cinnamon
1/4 t. of ground nutmeg
1/4 t. of ground cloves
a pinch of sea salt
a t. of vanilla extract
a 9" Gluten-Free Pie thawed crust (mine is from FullCircleFarm)
    Directions:
    Sweet Potato: Peel 2 medium size sweet potatoes and cut into cubes.  Boil in water for 20-25 minutes.  Drain and mash your potatoes.  Let them cool for about 30 minutes or over night.
    Pie: Preheat your oven at 350 degrees.  Combine all of the ingredients listed above into a mixing bowl except your pie crust.  Mix with a hand mixer (or by hand) at medium level for about 5 minutes or until well mixed.   Pour your mixture into a thawed pie crust.  Garnish with nuts and add in a little cinnamon on top if you wish. Bake for 1hr and 20 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.  The pie will puff up in the oven and sink down once it cools.  Let it cool for about an hour and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

    (Note: This was my 3rd attempt experimenting with this recipe.  I tried using egg-whites and did not get that pie texture I like.  I recognize that the baking process is a little long, so in order to save time I took a short cut and used a "store bought" organic gluten-free pie crust.  Feel free to make your own crust.)  

     When serving, garnish with a dollop of plain non fat greek yogurt and a pinch of cinn-cinnamon.
    Enjoy!

    2 comments:

    1. I just found your blog through TIU. Your story is really inspiring and I love your recipes.

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      1. Hi Kelli! How great are K & K?! I am loving the TIU community so much! I am really happy you are here! You are so sweet and I am so happy you love the recipes. Thank you so much for stopping by...ttys ;o)

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