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Gluten Free Sweet Potato Pie

This is a traditional Thanksgiving dish in the Southern United States; one taste and you will fall in love with gluten free sweet potato pie's sweet, creamy goodness.
Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free sweet potato pie, southern sweet potato pie, sweet potato pudding, water bath for custard
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 421kcal
Author Barbara Bianchi

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen gluten free pie crust
  • 1 1/2 pounds of sweet potatoes peeled
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar optional
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400℉
  • Remove pie crust from the freezer and thaw for 15 minutes. Prick thawed shell on the bottom and sides with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, cut potatoes into 2 inch chunks and steam over boiling water, about 20 minutes.
  • Place sweet potatoes, milk and cream into your Vitamix container and secure lid. Select Variable 1. Turn machine on and quickly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High. Blend for 1 minute so that potatoes are nicely pureed. (If you do not have a Vitamix, you may pureé in your food processor.)
  • Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Add 1 1/2 cups of sweet potato mixture, butter, lemon juice, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir and pour into the pie shell.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 325℉ and continue baking for another 20 minutes.
  • Let pie cool on a rack and serve with whipped cream.

Notes

  • This recipe calls for a 1/2 cup of sugar. You can use a packet of Stevia if you prefer a sugar free dish. Or omit the sweetener for a more savory pie. 
  • If you would like to make this dish without the crust, be sure to place your baking dish in a water bath, simply a pan of hot water in the oven. It turns out more like a creamy custard pudding, Please refer to the post above for details and pictures.
  • Serve warm as a side dish or as a dessert. 

Nutrition

Calories: 421kcal