Transfer over pumpkin pie, there’s a brand new favourite on the town: candy potato pie! Okay, possibly not so new, BUT new to a few of us. And we’ve all determined this one may even substitute pumpkin pie on our Thanksgiving tables (gasp!). It’s wealthy, creamy, fluffy, and completely candy and spiced!
Bonus? It’s undetectably vegan, naturally sweetened, and (optionally) gluten-free! Simply 9 elements stand in your means. Preheat your ovens, it’s pie time!
Origin of Candy Potato Pie
Candy potato pie is a well-liked dessert throughout the vacation season, particularly within the Southern United States, the place it originated within the African-American group.
It’s generally made with mashed candy potatoes, evaporated milk, sugar, spices, and eggs. The ratio of a few of these elements is what determines whether or not the pie is extra gentle or denser in texture.
Our impressed model skips the milk and eggs and is of course sweetened however nonetheless gentle and fluffy like the true deal!
Find out how to Make Vegan Candy Potato Pie
This EPIC vegan candy potato pie begins with roasted candy potatoes. Roasting as an alternative of steaming or boiling brings out their pure sweetness and provides caramelization, yielding a pie with wealthy candy potato taste.
The roasted candy potatoes take a whirl in a high-speed blender with the remaining filling elements: maple syrup, cashews, cornstarch, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and water.
The result’s a creamy, luxurious, completely candy filling that goes right into a par-baked pie crust. We like utilizing our selfmade gluten-free pie crust, however you should use any crust you want (together with store-bought)!
The ultimate steps are to bake and let cool (undoubtedly the toughest half!).
We hope you LOVE this vegan candy potato pie! It’s:
Candy however not overly candy
& Identical to the true deal!
It’s finest served chilly with a scoop of dairy-free whipped cream with household and buddies gathered across the desk.
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Servings 10 (Slices)
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- 1 (9-inch) vegan pie crust (store-bought or selfmade // gluten-free as wanted)
- 1 ¾ cups roasted candy potato purée (2 medium candy potatoes (~2/3 lb or 300 g every) yield ~1 ¾ cups or 425 g candy potato purée)
- 1 cup water (plus extra for soaking cashews)
- 3/4 cup maple syrup*
- 1/4 cup uncooked cashews*
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch*
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp floor cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp floor nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
ROAST SWEET POTATOES: To make candy potato purée, halve the candy potatoes lengthwise and place minimize facet down on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 375 F (190 C) for ~40-45 minutes or till very tender to the contact (as much as ~1 hour in case your candy potatoes are on the bigger facet). After baking, transfer to 1 facet of the pan and wrap the parchment paper over high to steam. Let steam for five minutes. Then peel away pores and skin and mash in a mixing bowl (or meals processor). Put aside.
SOAK CASHEWS: Add cashews to a heatproof bowl and canopy with scorching water by at the very least 1-2 inches. Allow them to soak for 15-20 minutes, then drain and put aside.
PIE CRUST: If making a selfmade pie crust, put together it whereas the cashews soak and par-bake if indicated within the pie crust recipe (or the pie crust package deal if utilizing store-bought). We used our selfmade gluten-free pie crust and par-baked for 20 minutes.
Earlier than continuing with the filling, double test that your oven is preheated to 375 F (190 C).
Place the mashed candy potatoes right into a high-speed blender with the water, maple syrup, soaked and drained cashews, cornstarch, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt. Mix on excessive till easy and creamy.
Pour the filling into your ready crust and easy the highest with a rubber spatula (if desired). Bake at 375 F (190 C) for 10 minutes. As soon as the ten minutes is up, cut back the oven temperature to 325 F (162 C) and bake for 45-50 minutes till the middle is simply barely jiggly. The middle needs to be extra strong than liquid with a structured jiggle as an alternative of 1 that appears extra liquidy. Take away from the oven and let cool at room temperature for half-hour earlier than cooling it fully within the fridge for about 3 hours.
*In case you want solely mildly candy desserts, you may cut back the maple syrup to 1/2-2/3 cup, however we discovered 3/4 cup to be the proper stability between being indulgent and turning into overly candy.
*If nut-free, you could possibly attempt changing the water and cashews with a thick dairy-free milk, however we haven’t examined it this manner and might’t assure the outcome.
*We examined with arrowroot starch instead of cornstarch and strongly most popular cornstarch. If you wish to use arrowroot starch, use 1 ½ Tablespoons, however know the feel shall be totally different. It’s a bit pudding-like and barely gluey.
*Loosely tailored from our tremendous proficient pal Pleasure the Baker.
*Vitamin data is a tough estimate calculated with our selfmade vegan + gluten-free pie crust and with out elective elements.
Serving: 1 slice Energy: 288 Carbohydrates: 46.9 g Protein: 2.5 g Fats: 9.9 g Saturated Fats: 6.8 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 0.4 g Monounsaturated Fats: 0.9 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 186 mg Potassium: 226 mg Fiber: 2.1 g Sugar: 18.3 g Vitamin A: 1148 IU Vitamin C: 2.3 mg Calcium: 46 mg Iron: 0.9 mg