Hello! Today I am excited to share this recipe for a nutrient packed, beautiful sweet potato pie. One of the first things I discovered in the Hong Kong markets were these beautiful sweet potatoes and I was thrilled to find such a vibrant vegetable to add to my meals. I have been making a variety of recipes and one of them is this marble Sweet Potato Pie.
I had been seeing a variety of sweet potato pie versions on Instagram during Thanksgiving time a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to make something similar but with a twist. I decided to marble the sweet potato pie using the two different coloured sweet potatoes and I was so happy with the results! I really love the shades and colours in this pie, and it couldn’t have been possible without my market find! Of course this sweet potato pie can be made in a single shade using either purple or yellow sweet potatoes. The purple sweet potato only adds to the look and has no different flavour.
The filling of this sweet potato pie is made with a combination of tofu, almonds and starch to provide a creamy texture. This is hence also a vegan pie filling as it is made with no dairy or eggs. I have used dates as a sweetener with a small addition of maple syrup ensuring this is a refined sugar free pie as well.
I am also so pleased with the recipe for the gluten free crust. Made with sunflower seeds and oat flour, it is made without any lard or traditional butter. Coconut oil is used to helped bind it together but the fat from the seeds also helps. This crust is so flaky and light that you will not believe it is made without butter. It truly compliments the creamy sweet potato pie filling.
I do hope you find this recipe interesting especially with its varied ingredients. This is a nutrient dense dessert and a small slice will keep you very satisfied and happy! I enjoyed myself planning and making this delicious sweet potato pie and I hope you feel the same as well!
If you do recreate this recipe then please let me know how it turns out in the comments below. If you share it on Instagram then please do use the tag @meghnas_ and #meghnas so that I can see them as well and re-share them on my account!