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Chai-Spiced Vegan Sweet Potato Pie
Chai-Spiced Vegan Sweet Potato Pie
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 25 mins
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins
 
This rich and creamy vegan sweet potato pie is infused with the flavors of chai tea and and topped off with whipped coconut cream topping!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 294 kcal
Author: Alissa
Ingredients
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon*
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger*
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom*
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg*
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves*
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 vegan pie crust of choice
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Poke a few holes in each sweet potato using a sharp knife. Place the sweet potatoes directly on the oven rack and bake until very soft, about 45 minutes. Alternatively, you can microwave them for about 8 minutes, checking every minute or so after the first 5 minutes.

  2. When the sweet potatoes are done baking, slice them open to allow the steam to escape. Allow them to sit for a few minutes to cool.

  3. Lower the oven temperature to 375°. When the sweet potatoes are cool enough to handle, scoop out the insides and place them into food processor bowl. Add the coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla, cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Process until smooth, stopping to scrape the bowl as needed. Pour the batter into the pie crust and smooth out the top with a rubber scraper.

  4. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until set. Remove the pie from oven and allow it to cool completely before slicing.

  5. Serve with coconut whipped cream and a spinkle of cinnamon if you like.
Recipe Notes

This amount is for a just slightly sweet pie. If you like a sweeter pie, add a bit more maple syrup. Taste test the mixture until you're happy with the flavor.

* I've updated the spice amounts since originally posting the recipe, after getting quite a few comments that it was too spicy. But feel free to taste test the sweet potato mixture and adjust them based on your taste.

Nutrition Facts
Chai-Spiced Vegan Sweet Potato Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6.4g32%
Sodium 362mg15%
Potassium 123mg4%
Carbohydrates 42.8g14%
Fiber 4.3g17%
Sugar 20.8g23%
Protein 3.1g6%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.