Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sweet Potato & Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving.  Turkey, Pumpkin Pie, Mashed Potatoes, Big Butt...yep, they come hand and hand....

My sister is hosting Thanksgiving this year because our grandpa, who is 89 bless his heart, just can not travel as well, so she wants him to be closer to home, makes sense!  She is going to do the turkey and most of the fixins', so I have the easy job this year, some side dishes and maybe a dessert!  I found this recipe in my newest edition of Clean Eating, and thought I would give it a try.  I changed a few things, but think it's just as good!  Here we go!

Printable recipe HERE~Gobble Gobble

Ingredients, should have most of them around your house already!

After baking the potatoes, I let cool for a few minutes and then scooped out the insides.

Put into my NEW food processor that a lovely couple blessed me with!!!!  It is so handy!

Pureed until smooth, then place in fridge for 30 minutes to cool completely. 

Use the food processor again, and mix together the crust, then press into a 9 inch springform pan.  Bake at 350 for 18 to 20 minutes.  {This picture is pre pressed and pre baked.}

Pull them taters out of the fridge and back into the food processor.  Pulse together the potatoes, rest of the spices, can of pumpkin and mix until smooth.  Pour on top of baked crust.  Bake for 40 to 45 minutes in your 350 degree oven.

While your pie cools {2 hours} before serving, add the olive oil, water, maple syrup and rest of the pecans to a pan, caramelize the pecans.

YUMMY!  Transfer to a bowl, and let cool.  Do not handle until cool.   Place on top of pie before serving.

I am not the best crust maker, but you get the picture:}

I found the pie to be very good!  It wasn't overly sweet, just sweet enough with the maple pecans on top.  Not too bad in the calorie range either, around 240 calories per slice!  Plenty of fiber to go around too!

I will make this pie again, and maybe even take it to my sister's to let them enjoy this vegan/vegetarian lifestyle!!:):)

Au revoir! 

A la votre 



  1. Oh, this looks delicious! Looking for alternatives for those holiday gatherings....thanks for this!

  2. I really liked it. Shaun was thinking it was straight pumpkin pie (not as sweet mind you) so he was so so about it. I thought it was just right!