Vegan Sweet Potato Pecan Pie
Vegan Sweet Potato Pecan Pie- layered with sweet potato filling on the bottom and a pecan pie top. You won’t believe how easy it is to make! (vegan, refined sugar-free, + a gluten-free option)
If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you know that my Vitamix is my baby. I use it for everything…soups, smoothies, muffins, sauces, and occasionally pie. It can pulverize pretty much anything into smooth, creamy magic in the blink of an eye.
When the company reached out to me last month and asked if I’d like to try out their premiere top-of-the-line model, the Ascent A3500, I was like, “Uh, duh. Why wouldn’t I want the cadillac of blenders in my kitchen?”
But I couldn’t stop there. Because I love you guys so much, I wanted you to have a chance to experience the beauty of this blender in your kitchen too. So I asked if they’d be willing to sponsor a giveaway for my readers.
Spoiler alert: they said yes. Cue jazz hands!
They just released the Ascent series in their newest color, Candy Apple Red, which is absolutely perfect for the holidays. I’ve been playing around with it for a few weeks now and here’s what I love about it:
- Touchscreen Interface. The touchscreen is not only sleek in appearance, but it’s scratch resistant and easy to clean. There’s no crevices for spills to get stuck in!
- Multiple Program Settings. The 3500 features 5 program settings for smoothies, hot soups, frozen desserts, dips & spreads, and self-cleaning (my personal favorite feature).
- Programmable Timer. You can specify the blend time you desire so that it automatically shuts off when it’s finished, making it easy for you to multitask as you cook. I love that the display tells you how much time you left in the blend!
- Wireless Connectivity. The Ascent Series is compatible with multiple different containers and automatically adjusts the program settings based on which one you’re using. The newest containers feature clear lids so that you don’t have to remove them to see the consistency of your blend. The wireless connectivity also makes it adaptable to the newest Vitamix technology in the years to come.
- 10-Year Warranty. You know that saying, you get what you pay for? Well with Vitamix, that’s exactly true. They’re so confident in their product that they warranty each one for 10-years!
To enter the giveaway, please use the Rafflecopter at the end of the post. I’ll pick a winner one week from today. Good luck!
I could chat about that blender for hours. I used it for the sweet potato layer of the pie and it worked like a charm. All you have to do is blend everything together, pour it in the prepared crust and bake. Once that’s done, you make the pecan pie filling in a saucepan, pour it on top and bake again. Then let it set in the fridge and it’s good to go. It’s kind of like pumpkin pie meets pecan pie…but better.
For the crust, I followed Dana’s recipe but used spelt flour in place of all-purpose. It turned out a bit rustic in appearance but tasted great. If you’re looking for a gluten-free crust, I found this recipe that looks like it’s worth trying.
Or you could take the easy route and buy one from Whole Foods. Wholly Wholesome makes a prepared vegan/GF pie crust that’s delicious!
Vegan Sweet Potato Pecan Pie
Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
For the sweet potato filling:
- 1 (15-ounce) can sweet potato puree
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened full-fat coconut milk
- 3 Tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
For the pecan filling:
- 1 tablespoon vegan butter (I like Miyokos)
- 1 and 1/2 cups chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup unsweetened full-fat coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons corn starch
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 prepared pie crust, uncooked*
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Poke the pie crust with a fork along bottom and edges then set aside.
Prepare the sweet potato filling: in a blender, combine the sweet potato puree, maple syrup, coconut milk, arrowroot, cinnamon and salt. Blend for about 10 seconds, or until smooth. Pour the filling into the pie crust and spread to the edges. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, until filling is mostly firm. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
Prepare the pecan filling: In a measuring cup, combine the coconut milk and cornstarch then whisk until smooth. In a saucepan, melt the vegan butter over medium heat. Add the pecans and toast for about 30 seconds while stirring continuously. Pour in the maple syrup, coconut sugar, coconut milk mixture, vanilla and salt. Whisk until smooth then pour on top of sweet potato mixture in the crust and smooth to the edges.
Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes, or until filling appears mostly firm when you gently jiggle it. Allow to cool on the counter for 2-3 hours then cover and store in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours, ideally overnight.
Slice the pie into pieces then top with coconut whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Serve immediately and enjoy!
*I used this Coconut Oil Pie Crust Recipe with spelt flour. For a gluten-free option, check out this Vegan Gluten-free Pie Crust Recipe.
Did you try this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out by leaving a comment below or sharing a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #makingthymeforhealth. I love hearing your feedback!
This giveaway is sponsored by Vitamix, a brand I am honored to work with. I was sent free product for review but all opinions and text are entirely my own. Thank you for your support!
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Hi, I am just curious if you can suggest how to increase the sweet potato filling to make a full sweet potato pie using this recipe? I searched your site for just a straight sweet potato pie recipe, but didn’t see one.
You could probably double the amounts for the sweet potato filling (although I feel like 4T of cornstarch would be enough, not 6T) and then just omit the pecan topping!
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I will try this recipe for thanksgiving this year! Looks so yummy.
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Sweet potato pie is a staple in our house and I’ve been playing around with making ours egg free this year so i love this recipe! My secret ingredient is coconut cream -so good!
does the coconut cream give the pie a coconut flavor ? Can the coconut milk be replaced with something else ?
So long as you are using plain unsweetened, full fat coconut milk then you will not taste it! The other flavors overpower it. I don’t recommend replacing it for best results. :)
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Love the color of that pie!
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I’m excited to make this recipe!
What a fantastic giveaway, Sarah! Indeed, my Vitamix is by far the most used appliance in my kitchen (except the fridge :D ) I love it SO much and it’s stood up to my abuse for almost six years now! It is one hell of a machine! I’m loving that color too – totally fitting for this machine! This pie has my name all over it! The pecan and pumpkin together is perfection.. and it’s just gorgeous! Delicious work my dear! :D
*Sweet Potato ;)
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I just found your site yesterday. I made your healthy flourless pumpkin muffins and my family loved them! I have been searching for an oat-based muffin for a long time and finally found a winner! Tonight I am going to make your flourless blueberry banana muffins. I have been wanting a Vitamin for a long time, and it would be great for these recipes. My blender was not powerful enough to mix the muffin ingredients together.
This pie looks absolutely delicious! I’ve never had pecans because of my allergies, but I would love to try it with almonds in their place.
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My husband and I always struggle with the pecan or pumpkin conundrum. This solves that problem beautifully! I can’t wait to try it. I am always thankful for pie, but more than anything this year I am thankful for the small things, like slow mornings with a good cup of coffee, long walks in chilly weather and warm apple cider — all the things that make it feel like the season and remind me that I really don’t miss summer all that much :)
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still being able to breathe fresh air and go for walks in nature.
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Oh this pie! And that Vitamix! First things first, I have a Vitamix but I’m in awe over this model. It looks absolutely amazing. I cannot get over how gorgeous this pie is too…you did a beautiful job Sarah! Now all I need is a slice. :) I’m thankful for my family and our health most of all!
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This looks amazing!! I’ve been craving pecan pie lately and this looks perfect because you know how I love my sweet potato! :) This Thanksgiving I’m thankful for my family and excited that Eli gets to eat Thanksgiving food this year!
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Pecan pie is my favourite♡♡♡
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Wow, this pie sounds amazing! I am thankful for my son, my husband, my cats, and access to plentiful food and water. Happy Thanksgiving!
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I am thankful for finding this blog that includes vegan/vegatarian recipes that is easy looking, healthy, gluten free and etc,. There are many easy vegan recipes out there but I wasn’t satisfied for some reason. I was looking for recipes just like these for long time!! I am so happy to find your blog! It was overwhelming to be a happy vegan. I can’t wait to try your recipes and post pictures on Instagram Thank you for the recipes!!
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That sweet potato pie looks divine! I think I’ll definitely add it to the list of thanksgiving recipes to try this year. I am so thankful for so many things this year. The biggies: my husband, my health and that of my loved ones, my family, my dog, my home, and so much more!
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This year im thankful for another year of life that i got to share among my family, friends and special someone, my girlfriend. I have to also be thank full to you guys because the vegan movement open my life up to new food recipes that have honesty changed my life for the better. I hope to one day change others live by spreading and informing people because why not help others find good health.
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I a man thankful for life itself.
I am thankful for sweet potato pie!
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This looks so delicious. The ingredients call for full-fat coconut milk, and the directions say almond milk. Which is the best to use?
Coconut milk! Sorry for the confusion.
I am in the process of making this and the directions for the filling say to whisk the almond milk and cornstarch but your ingredient list says coconut milk. I’m going to assume nits a typo and whisk the coconut milk and cornstarch together.
So sorry about that! Yes, it is coconut milk. Hopefully it still turned out as planned!
Made, for a Christmas potluck, a double batch for 2 pies. The recipe went really smoothly. I baked my own sweet potatoes, puréed them, including skins, with the liquid ingredients (Vitamix). They smelled sooo good in the car on the way to the party! Yummy! Next time I’ll add some cloves & nutmeg to the sweet potatoes…I just really love those spices.
So easy to make and extremely tasty! Can’t wait to make it again :)
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Wow this is delish! We made it with a GF crust and it is sooo good. Looks pretty also. Quickest pie I have made in a while. Thanks given to you for your great recipies!
This pie is FANTASTIC! And I haven’t even refrigerated it yet. It looks and smells so good, I had to sample a sliver after it cooled on the counter. Now to just wait until tomorrow!
I made the crust using Prince brand Tahini – 1/3 cup, whole wheat/all-purpose flour 1-1/3 cup, pinch of salt and cold water – about 3 Tbsp. It mixed and rolled out beautifully and worked well with this pie.
Love, love this pie! Made it a second time using extra sweet potato filling to make the layer a bit thicker.
For the crust I used only oat flour with the Tahini above and it’s super! Lightly crisp but not tough. Sarah you must give it a try!
This was amazing! I don’t use vegan butter, so I substituted same amount of almond butter and 2 tbsp applesauce when roasting pecans. I used an oil free gluten free crust. Even my neighbor, who is skeptical of plant based foods and doesn’t like sweet potato pie, loved it!
I made this last year and it was a hit. This year I need to make it sugar free… where is the sugar free option recipe?
Hi Jessica! I haven’t developed a sugar-free option for this recipe, only refined sugar-free as it uses maple syrup and coconut sugar. I don’t have any experience with sugar alternatives (like stevia, etc.) so I’m not sure how to advise you on that. Sorry I can’t be of more help!
Can I make the pumpkin portion of the pie, refrigerate overnight, and then continue making the pecan portion the next day? (Short on time)
Oh my YUM! This pie is so delicious it was difficult not to eat the entire thing in one sitting! Although I loosely kind of measured & had leftover caramel sauce. But I did not go to waste! I used it on oatmeal pancakes, your recipe! I will definitely remake this pie as often as I can! And it will become my Thanksgiving dessert!
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