A vegan friendly sweet potato pie made with purple sweet potatoes! It’s free of dairy, eggs, and refined sugar, with a gluten-free option as well!
If you haven’t tried purple sweet potatoes yet, you’re really missing out! Not only are they gorgeous in color, when cooked they have a creamy, dense interior that has the perfect amount of sweetness. They also make a bold statement when cooked or baked with and the color intensifies. Imagine bringing a bowl of mashed purple sweet potatoes to the dinner table or this bright purple sweet potato pie to your next get together!
Unfortunately they’re not always the easiest vegetable to find. They’re also seasonal, showing up in local markets from early fall to late spring. These potatoes aren’t very recognizable from the outside either, and can blend into the other stacks of potatoes easily. If you don’t see them near the potato area, ask the produce person if they carry purple sweet potatoes. I’ve had luck finding them at Sprout’s, Trader Joes, and Whole Foods.
Don’t worry, if you can’t find purple potatoes, regular orange potatoes can be used in this recipe instead. Regardless of which potato you use, this sweet potato pie is super delicious and worth giving a try! And I guarantee that no one will ever know it’s free of dairy, eggs, and refined sugar either!
The pie is beautiful as is, but decorating the top with leaf cut outs made it so festive and hardly took any extra time at all. It definitely will make a delicious addition to your holiday table too! I hope you give it a try! If you do, don’t forget to tag me in your pics on social media @wifemamafoodie! Enjoy, friends!
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