|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 16g||21%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||22%|
|Total Carbohydrate 70g||25%|
|Dietary Fiber 8g||29%|
|Total Sugars 21g|
|Vitamin C 17mg||84%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This vegan sweet potato pie recipe is quick and easy to put together thanks to the simple preparation and pre-made crust—you can have the pie in the oven in less than 10 minutes. Like many easy vegan desserts, this recipe uses tofu to replace the typical butter, milk, and eggs, so you get a healthy boost of soy protein while satisfying your sweet tooth. What sets it apart, however, is that the pie calls for both silken and firm or extra firm tofu; silken tofu provides a creamy texture, and the addition of the extra firm tofu helps set and firm up the pie.
To make this vegan sweet potato pie, all you have to do is put a few ingredients like canned sweet potatoes, spices, and silken tofu in the blender, blend it up, and then pour into a prepared pie crust. The longest part is the baking time; this pie needs an hour and a half in the oven.
Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Drain most of the liquid from the sweet potatoes in syrup, reserving about 2 tablespoons of the liquid.
Place the silken tofu, extra firm tofu, the sweet potatoes, and the reserved liquid in a blender or a food processor and process until smooth, creamy, and free of lumps.
Add the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt, vanilla extract, and sugar and process, stopping to scrape down the sides a couple of times.
Once the batter is completely smooth, taste and adjust the spices if needed. Pour into the pie shell and bake for 1 1/2 hours, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Place on a rack to cool.
Slice and enjoy.
Finding a Vegan Pie Crust
Mrs. Smith frozen pie crusts are vegan, and Whole Foods sells a vegan pre-made pie crust. Most other natural food stores will carry at least one brand of vegan pie crusts which you will find in the frozen food aisle. You can also make a homemade vegan pie crust.