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Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Almond Crust

If you had a chance to read my recipe blog post from last week you know how excited I was that it was starting to feel like fall. Now with Labor Day being over I thinks it’s safe to say fall has officially started (even if it doesn’t really officially start for another couple of weeks). The weather already feels like fall and it has for a few days now. With this weather comes all of the fun fall activities.
Last year we got to take Emma pumpkin picking for the first time. I was so excited and had a great time since this is my favorite fall activity. This year I’m looking forward to brining her to the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo to see the pumpkins. I wanted to bring her last year but figured she was too little and wouldn’t even know what’s going on. Probably would’ve fallen asleep (lol).
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Another fun fall activity for me is baking all kinds of fall desserts. I’m not too into baking (I’m team cooking all the way), but when it comes to fall I just love baking desserts. I think the lovely fall smells is what does it for me. Having my home smell like cinnamon, nutmeg, apples, pumpkin and many more fabulous aromas is lovely.

I have officially started my fall baking with this delicious Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Almond Crust. My house smelled like pure autumn after baking this pie and I loved it! It has me so excited not only for fall and fall activities but for Thanksgiving too! My favorite holiday.
Β This pie is absolutely tasty and delicious. The mixture of coconut cream and sweet potato gives it a rich and creamy consistency. The pecan almond crust makes the perfect sweet and crunchy texture to complete this pie. It’s also the perfect dessert to get fall started before pumpkin and apple season officially starts. Did I mention it’s also gluten-free, dairy-fee and no refined sugars. Not to mention that it’s made with ingredients that you most likely have at home already. Seriously you need to try this pie today!
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Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Almond Crust

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 6
Angelica Arias The Peachee Pear

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes (2 if they're large)
  • 1 13.5 oz can coconut cream
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 cups crushed pecans
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup raw cane sugar
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • whole pecans and coconut flakes for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven at 375 degrees.

  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and bake sweet potatoes for 45 minutes until tender.

  3. While sweet potatoes bake, in a food processor, pulse crushed pecans until pulverized. 

  4. Add almond flour and pulse to mix with pecans.  

  5. Add 1 egg, cane sugar and coconut oil and continue to pulse. 

  6. Scoop crust mix into pie dish. With your hands shape it into dish until full dish is covered. Including the sides.

  7. Bake crust for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

  8. Once sweet potatoes have cooled down, peel and place them in food processor until pureed.

  9. Add coconut cream, 3 eggs, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, salt, maple syrup and baking powder. Mix all together in food processor. 

  10. Add filling to baked crust and return to oven for 45 minutes.

  11. Cover pie with aluminum foil and return to oven for another 15 minutes. Let it cool and leave in fridge for at least 4 hours. 

  12. Garnish pie with whole pecans and coconut flakes. 

Start your fall baking with this delicious Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Almond Crust. Perfect to get fall started! Gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free. Perfect to get fall started

10 Comments

  1. This sounds SO good! I am ready for fall, and this is going on the list of things to bake as soon as the weather cools!

    1. Thank you! This will officially get fall started! Your house will sure smell like it!

  2. I have never made a sweet potato pie before. My mom made them for the holidays but I always just made a pumpkin one. This pie however had my interest with the almond crust it sounds just too good.

    1. I love pumpkin pie too and I usually make that instead. But this year I wanted to try something different. The Pecans and almonds make the Crust so good!

  3. Love this twist on a classic! I’m going to share this with my Mom for Thanksgiving!

    1. Thank you! This would make a great dessert for thanksgiving!

  4. Oh my! This had me at Hello! I love Sweet Potato pie and this recipe looks even more delicious! I’m tucking this away + saving it for my next baking moment! Yummy!

    1. Thank you so much! I’m so glad you liked this recipe! Hope you enjoy it! 😊

  5. This looks amazing Angie!! My mom eats a very specific diet, and it’s super hard to find fun food that she can have, but this actually qualifies *and* looks delicious! I even have all of the ingredients on hand…I’m going to have to give it a try πŸ™‚

    1. I’m so glad to hear that this recipe fits the needs of your mom’s special diet. I know how difficult it must be to find healthy and tasty foods that fit your dietary needs. I hope you guys enjoy it! 😊

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