This is one spicy pie.  So spicy that it screams ice cream!  Not just that old “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!”.  It’s more of a your-mouth-is-on-fire-screaming-for-ice-cream.  You can omit the chipotle, or you have 2 other choices:

  1. use this as an excuse to always eat this pie a la mode (or better yet, mix a slice right into some ice cream, marble slab style
  2. tone down the spiciness, or omit it completely
I chose option 1.  Next time, I think I’d choose option 1 again. 🙂

Onto the recipe!

Spicy Sweet Potato Pie
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8-10
  • 1.5 cups chickpeas
  • ½ cup flour (I used spelt)
  • ½ cup ground flax seeds
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • ½ t salt
  • ½ t nutmeg
  • 2 T honey
  • 1 T oil for greasing pan (I used coconut oil)
  • 3 large sweet potatoes (6 cups cubed)
  • 1 tablespoon (or less) dried ground chipotle
  • 1 and ⅓ cups dates
  • ⅛ cup chia seeds
  1. Peel sweet potatoes, and cube. Steam them for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine all crust ingredients in the food processor, and pulse/blend until a dough ball forms.
  3. Boil water. In a glass container, pour ½ cup of water over dates. Press down to get them all softened under water.
  4. Preheat oven to 350
  5. Press dough into pie pan (mine was 12" diameter)
  6. Bake dough 7 minutes.
  7. Combine all filling ingredients in the food processor, and pulse/blend until mixture is smooth.
  8. Pour into crust, bake 35-45 minutes.
  9. Serve with vanilla frozen yogurt.
Why this pie rocks:

  1. This is definitely healthy enough for breakfast.
  2. It also packs a lot of fibre.  This probably has more functional fibre than a lot of fibre supplements, certainly more than any bars.  And it tastes smooth, creamy and delicious.
  3. Since it’s got my chickpea crust. it’s got some protein too!
  4. In case you didn’t notice, sugar is not an ingredient here!  Don’t worry, this pie is sweet enough, but it won’t spike your blood sugar.  Sustained energy (did I mention you should eat it for breakfast).  Or it won’t keep you up at night if it’s dessert. 24-hours a day, this pie is for you.

Happy pie-eating!  Here’s an awesome make-at-home ice cream for you, from Chocolate Covered Katie: Voluminous Vanilla Ice Cream.

Lauren Breuer

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