Easy Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

Vegan sweet potato pie

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 90 mins
Total: 100 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
398 Calories
16g Fat
54g Carbs
13g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 398
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 481mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 17mg 84%
Calcium 243mg 19%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 578mg 12%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 (24-ounce) can sweet potatoes in syrup

  • 14 ounces silken (soft) tofu

  • 14 ounces extra-firm tofu

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 vegan pie crust, thawed if frozen

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  2. Drain most of the liquid from the sweet potatoes in syrup, reserving about 2 tablespoons of the liquid.

  3. 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.

  4. Add the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt, vanilla extract, and sugar and process, stopping to scrape down the sides a couple of times.

  5. 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.

  6. Place on a rack to cool.

  7. 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.