Vegan Sweet Potato Walnut Pie w/ Plantbased Pie Crust

Vegan Sweet Potato Walnut Pie w/ Plantbased Pie Crust

Difficulty: 3/5 (5 being hardest)
Spice Level: 1/3 (3 being spiciest)

Prep & Cook Time: 90 minutes
Servings: 9-inch pie

The Challenge: Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

It's turkey season ... vegan-style. 

I don't love sweets as I've noted before. So, at the holiday season, I decided to make a delicious savory Thanksgiving dessert - sweet potato pie. This pie is made from a vegan crust and filled with a vegan filling of sweet potato, walnuts, yummy spices, and vegan butter. 

A lot of pies are not even vegetarian - did you know that? Lard is used in most pie crusts that are not graham cracker to act as a binding agent for that flaky goodness that makes pies so delectable. I came across vegan shortening that I could use in this crust.

I also got sweet potatoes recently from a local farm here in Georgia, and I thought ... what a great filling for the sweet potato pie. We use vegan butter, dairy-free milk, cinnamon, allspice, coconut sugar, sweet potatoes, and walnuts to blend together a delicious filling.

Turkey day can be a vegan feast, and this will be the first of many Tgiving dishes Vegan Caveman inspired.

Let's get into it.
 


Vegan Pie Crust

  • 1.5 cups unbleached organic all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp coconut sugar
  • 8 tbl vegan shortening
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free milk + 2 tbl

Sweet Potato Walnut Pie

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrip
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbl flaxmeal + 5 tbl water)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free milk
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Equipment You'll Need:

Cutting Board . Sharp Cutting Knife . Measuring Cups . Measuring Spoons . Food Processor . Large Mixing Bowl . Pie Pan . Spatula . Large Microwave Bowl


Before You Cook:

  • Wash and cut all fresh ingredients
  • Mix flaxmeal with water, set aside
  • Add vegan shortening to pie pan
  • Preheat oven to 350
 1. Mix flour, salt, and sugar in a large bowl with a whisk.

1. Mix flour, salt, and sugar in a large bowl with a whisk.

 2. Mix in the butter tablespoons and with a fork and whisk it together until the mixture becomes crumbly. 

2. Mix in the butter tablespoons and with a fork and whisk it together until the mixture becomes crumbly. 

 3. Next, pour in the milk and continue to whisk with a fork until the mixture is solid and can be formed into a ball. Don't overmix it.

3. Next, pour in the milk and continue to whisk with a fork until the mixture is solid and can be formed into a ball. Don't overmix it.

 4. Place the dough ball on a tea towel that is sprinkled with flour. Sprinkle some more flour on top of the ball. Rub some flour on your rolling pin and then roll out until the dough until the diameter is larger than the pie pan. Place the pan on top of the dough and flip it so the sough falls into the pan.

4. Place the dough ball on a tea towel that is sprinkled with flour. Sprinkle some more flour on top of the ball. Rub some flour on your rolling pin and then roll out until the dough until the diameter is larger than the pie pan. Place the pan on top of the dough and flip it so the sough falls into the pan.

 5. Take a fork and press the dough against the edges of the pan. 

5. Take a fork and press the dough against the edges of the pan. 

 6. To quick cook your sweet potatoes - place the peeled potatoes in a bowl of water and microwave for 13-14 minutes. Place the cooked potatoes and other pie ingredients into the food processor and blend for 20-30 seconds, until smooth.

6. To quick cook your sweet potatoes - place the peeled potatoes in a bowl of water and microwave for 13-14 minutes. Place the cooked potatoes and other pie ingredients into the food processor and blend for 20-30 seconds, until smooth.

 7. Place the pie mixture into the crust and spread with a spatula to evenly coat. Place into oven and cook for 55-60 minutes at 350F until the pie has set.

7. Place the pie mixture into the crust and spread with a spatula to evenly coat. Place into oven and cook for 55-60 minutes at 350F until the pie has set.

 8. Enjoy the pie.

8. Enjoy the pie.

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