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The Ultimate Vegan Sweet Potato Pie Recipe -Intentionally Eat

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This vegan sweet potato pie recipe is simple to make with NO dairy or eggs. It’s indulgently rich, wonderfully creamy yet firm. Every delightful bite has hints of cinnamon, cloves, and a secret ingredient that takes this Southern classic pie to another level for your holiday celebration.

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Vegan Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Before I lost 125 pounds I would eat the traditional sweet potato pie recipe with heavy cream and white sugar. Now that I changed to a vegan diet, I created this vegan version and I think it’s the best vegan sweet potato pie ever. 

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What they are saying about this vegan sweet potato pie recipe

We loved it so much more than vegan pumpkin pie!

– Elizabeth

3 Reasons Why You Will Love This Vegan Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

  • Creamy Indulgence: This velvety sweet potato pie offers a luscious and creamy texture that rivals traditional southern sweet potato pie, providing a delightful experience for those seeking a rich dessert.
  • Warm Holiday Flavors: Infused with notes of cinnamon, cloves, and ginger, this pie captures the warm and comforting essence of the holidays, making it a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table.
  • Effortless Elegance: Beyond its heavenly taste, the ease of crafting this pie adds to its allure. You can effortlessly bring this delightful dessert to your holiday meals, impressing everyone regardless of special diets.

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The Ultimate Vegan Sweet Potato Pie Recipe Ingredients

The magic begins with fresh sweet potatoes. However, you can use canned if necessary. You can read more about the differences between orange, white sweet potatoes, and purple sweet potatoes here

You will want to start with a flaky pie crust and you can use this Easy Vegan Pie Crust Recipe to make the best homemade crust. If you need to save a little time, you can use a store-bought crust, but make sure it’s vegan. A lot of traditional pie crusts have lard which is definitely not vegan. 

Next is the sweet potato pie filling.  Sweet Potatoes are the star of the show and create a natural sweetness and a smooth creamy filling to the pie. To that, you’ll add vegan butterfull-fat coconut milk, and a spice blend of cinnamon, cloves, and ginger to add warmth, depth, and a slightly sweet nutty taste. Then the secret to this easy sweet potato pie recipe is molasses. It complements the overall spices and contributes to the pie’s rich and caramel-like undertones. You’ll also add a pinch of salt, vanilla extract, cornstarch, and flax seeds.

You can find the full recipe card, including ingredient quantities, full instructions, and nutrition information below.

But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this delicious eggless sweet potato pie.

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Vegan Sweet Potato Pie Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients

  • flaky crust
  • sweet potatoes
  • full-fat coconut milk
  • cornstarch
  • cinnamon
  • cloves
  • ginger
  • molasses
  • vanilla extract
  • vegan butter
  • ​ground flax seeds
  • salt

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How to Make Easy Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

Creating a luscious vegan sweet potato pie is a straightforward process. Start by preparing your pie crust, either homemade or store-bought. No need to use a par-baked pie crust, just keep it in the fridge while you are making the filling. 

Then roast the sweet potatoes until they are tender. Peel and mash them into a smooth consistency. 

Next, incorporate the rest of the ingredients. Mix and combine well. 

Then pour this velvety sweet potato filling into a prepared pie crust. Bake the pie until it sets beautifully, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Once it’s cooled, slice and savor the indulgent richness of this vegan sweet potato pie recipe, perfect for the holiday season.

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Easy Vegan Pie Crust
  • 1. Prepare Pie Crust
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Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  • 2. Roast sweet potatoes
  • 3. Once cooled, peel and mash them in a large bowl. 
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Vegan Sweet Potato Pie Filling Ingredients
  • 4. Add the rest of the filling ingredients and mix. 
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Dairy Free Sweet Potato Pie Filling
  • 5. Pour into the pie crust.
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Vegan Sweet Potato Pie
  • 6. Bake and allow pie to cool. Serve and enjoy!

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FAQ’s

Is sweet potato pie vegan?

No, traditional sweet potato pie contains egg, milk, and possibly lard in the pie crust. This dairy-free version is vegan and delicious.

How to store a sweet potato pie?

Storing your homemade sweet potato pie is a breeze! Once it has cooled to room temperature, cover it securely with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh for about 3 to 4 days.

If you’re looking to extend its shelf life, freezing is an excellent option. Wrap the pie carefully with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, ensuring it’s well-sealed. Label it with the date and stash it in the freezer where it can maintain its deliciousness for a solid 2 to 3 months. When you’re ready to enjoy it, simply thaw it in the refrigerator.

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Eggless Sweet Potato Pie

How long does sweet potato pie last?

A freshly baked sweet potato pie can be stored in the refrigerator for about 3 to 4 days. To maximize its freshness, cover the pie with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and keep it in the refrigerator. Read more about food safety and making sure your pie is safe.

For longer-term storage, sweet potato pie can be frozen. See below for more details. 

Can you freeze sweet potato pie?

Yes, you can freeze sweet potato pie for later consumption. Begin by allowing it to cool completely after baking. This crucial step prevents condensation, which can lead to sogginess during freezing.

Once cooled, tightly wrap the pie in plastic wrap, or aluminum foil, or place it in a large, airtight container. It’s a good practice to label it with the date for reference. The pie can be stored in the freezer for 2-3 months without a significant loss in quality.

When you’re ready to enjoy, thaw the pie in the refrigerator. This method helps maintain the texture and delicious flavor of the pie. Keep in mind that while the texture may change slightly after freezing, many find the taste remains delicious.

Is sweet potato pie healthy?

Sweet potato pie can be a relatively healthy dessert option, especially when compared to some other traditional pies. Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They contain beta-carotene, which is a powerful antioxidant. However, the healthiness of a sweet potato pie can depend on the specific recipe.

This vegan sweet potato pie recipe does have white sugar, but you could opt for more coconut sugar or maple syrup for a more natural, healthier sweetener. It also has molasses which adds calcium, magnesium, iron, and more.

It also has a traditional pie crust, but opting for a whole-grain or nut-based crust might be a healthier option. The addition of cinnamon, cloves, and ginger for flavor enhances the nutritional profile without sacrificing taste. As with any dessert, moderation is key to enjoying sweet potato pie as part of a balanced diet.

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to pie, try this Sweet Potato Mash.

Recipe for two sweet potato pies?

Simply double the recipe below to get a recipe for two sweet potato pies. You would use –

  • 2 flaky crusts
  • 6 cups sweet potatoes
  • 2 cans full-fat coconut milk
  • 8 T (1/2 cup) cornstarch
  • 4 t (1 T + 1 t) cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 2 T molasses
  • 4 tsp (1 T + 1 t) vanilla extract
  • vegan butter
  • 4 tsp (1 T + 1 t) ground flax seeds
  • big pinch salt

Make and bake them as stated in the recipe below.

Serving Suggestions

Here are some serving suggestions for vegan sweet potato pie:

  1. Coconut Whipped Cream: Top slices of sweet potato pie with a dollop of coconut whipped cream. You can make coconut whipped cream by chilling a can of full-fat coconut milk and whipping the solidified cream.
  2. Crushed Pecans or Walnuts: Sprinkle some crushed nuts, such as pecans or walnuts, on top of the finished pie for added crunch and nutty flavor.
  3. Maple Drizzle: Drizzle a bit of pure maple syrup over each slice for a delightful sweetness that complements the flavors of the pie.
  4. Fresh Berries: Serve slices with a side of fresh berries, like raspberries or blueberries, for a burst of freshness and color.
  5. Cinnamon Dusting: Lightly dust the pie slices with ground cinnamon for an extra layer of warm, aromatic flavor.
  6. Dairy-Free Ice Cream: Pair your sweet potato pie with a scoop of dairy-free vanilla or coconut milk ice cream for a cool and creamy contrast.
  7. Mint Leaves: Garnish each slice with a sprig of fresh mint for a touch of herbal freshness.
  8. Warm it Up: Warm individual slices in the oven for a few minutes before serving, and serve with a scoop of dairy-free ice cream for a comforting dessert.

Remember to consider your guests’ preferences and dietary needs when serving, and feel free to get creative with additional toppings and sides!


Recipe

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Ultimate Vegan Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

This vegan sweet potato pie recipe is simple to make with NO dairy or eggs. It's indulgently rich, wonderfully creamy yet firm. Every delightful bite has hints of cinnamon, cloves, and a secret ingredient that takes this Southern classic pie to another level for your holiday celebration.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free sweet potato pie, eggless sweet potato pie, healthy sweet potato pie, southern sweet potato pie, vegan sweet potato pie recipe
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 8 slices
Calories 285kcal
Author Cindy Newland with Intentionally Eat

Ingredients

  • 1 vegan pie crust*
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes (about 2 large)
  • 1 can (13.5 oz) coconut milk (full fat)
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 Tbsp cornstarch**
  • 1 Tbsp non-dairy butter
  • 1 Tbsp molasses
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  • Prepare the vegan pie crust*. You do not have to pre-cook the crust. Keep it refrigerated until ready to add the filling. You can use a store-bought crust or a gluten-free crust if you prefer.
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  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Wash and scrub the sweet potatoes. Use a fork to poke several holes into each. Place on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 45-60 minutes, depending on the size. They're done when a fork easily pierces the flesh.
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  • Allow the sweet potatoes to cool. When you are able to handle without burning your hands, remove the peel. With a mixer, blend the sweet potatoes.
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  • Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth and well combined.
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  • Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake for 50-60 minutes or until the center has a slight jiggle.
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  • Allow the pie to cool on a cooling rack to allow air circulation which will prevent a soggy bottom.
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Notes

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Nutritional Information is only an estimate. The accuracy of this recipe may differ depending on the ingredients you use.
* You can use any pie crust you prefer. If using a store-bought crust be sure to check the ingredients list for milk, eggs, butter, etc.
* I do not recommend substituting the cornstarch for arrowroot powder. I found the texture to be better with the cornstarch. I do recommend using organic cornstarch when possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 2.5g | Fat: 10g | Fiber: 2.5g

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​Disclaimer: Please note that I am not a medical professional. The information provided on this blog is based on my personal experiences and research as a vegan recipe enthusiast. While I strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information, it is important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional or a registered dietitian before making any significant changes to your diet, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or concerns. The recipes and tips shared on this blog are meant for general informational purposes and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. Always prioritize your health and well-being by seeking personalized guidance from a qualified healthcare provider.

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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    My family is eating vegan more often so I was glad to find this recipe for a sweet potato pie. Adding this to my list of vegan desserts to make soon!

  2. I haven’t had it . We usually just make or buy the pumpkin pies. I think it’s time to give this classic a whirl.

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