Vegan Sweet Potato Pie With Whipped Coconut Cream
For the crust
1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup
For the filling
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 sweet potatoes, cooked -- try with small can of pumpkin?
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon nutmeg -- used only 1 pinch of nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
For the coconut whipped cream
1 can chilled full-fat coconut milk (fat solids only)
2 teaspoons confectioners sugar or maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Add pecans and rolled oats to a blender and grind to a powder. Make sure you don't overblend — you may end up making a paste. Place flour in a medium-sized bowl and add pecan and oat mixture. Mix well.
Add the coconut oil and mix with a fork until it is thoroughly incorporated into the flour mixture.
Stir in the maple syrup; mix just enough to blend well and form a dough that will hold together when pressed.
Transfer mixture to a 9-inch pie pan and spread into an even thickness on the sides and bottom of the pan.
Poke holes in bottom and sides of the crust. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 (**15 min was more then enough, try a bit less next time**) minutes or until golden brown. Let the crust cool before filling.
While crust is baking, make the pie filling: in a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar and cornstarch until combined. Add sweet potato, almond milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt and whisk until blended. Pour mixture into pre-baked pie crust.
Bake 1 hour (**35 min and my crust edges are almost burnt.. center seems set, I'd say 30min next time**) or until edges are set and center slightly jiggles. Let cool on a wire rack at least 1 hour before serving.
Once pie has cooled, open the can of chilled coconut milk, turn upside down, and open. Pour out the liquid at the top; you'll use the cream part, not the liquid.
Gently pour the coconut fat into your chilled mixing bowl and whisk with a hand blender or standing mixer until whipped. Add confectioners sugar and vanilla or maple syrup and whip again until fully incorporated. Spread evenly onto pie and refrigerate.
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I'm not usually a fan of recipes with too many components (crust/filling/topping) but his one is worth it!!
Want to try it with a can of pumpkin... think that would work out too.