Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Pie

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Pie

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From:, December 2016

Sweet potatoes make a mouthwatering, creamy custard for the filling in this lightened-up pie with an easy gluten-free cookie crust. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream for dessert.

Ingredients 10 servings

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  • 2 medium-large sweet potatoes
  • 6 ounces gluten-free crisp gingersnap cookies
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter, divided
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup evaporated milk, regular or low-fat
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger


  • Prep

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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Tightly wrap sweet potatoes in foil and place on a baking sheet. Roast until very tender, about 1¼ hours. Carefully unwrap and set aside to cool. (Alternatively, poke holes in sweet potatoes with a knife or fork. Microwave on High until tender, 10 to 12 minutes.)
  3. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
  4. Process gingersnaps in a food processor until finely ground. Transfer to a bowl, add 3 tablespoons melted butter and stir until well combined. Using a spoon, spread and pat the crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Bake until barely beginning to darken, 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. Clean and dry the food processor work bowl. Peel the sweet potatoes and transfer to the food processor. Puree until smooth. Measure out 1½ cups (if you have extra puree, reserve it for another use). Return the 1½ cups of puree to the food processor. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter, brown sugar, evaporated milk, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger; pulse until just combined. Spread the filling in the warm crust.
  6. Bake the pie until firm to the touch and starting to puff around the edges, 35 to 45 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack, at least 3 hours.
  • Make-Ahead Tip: Loosely cover the pie and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving; blot any moisture on top as needed.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 slice
  • Per serving: 239 calories; 9 g fat(4 g sat); 2 g fiber; 37 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 3 mcg folate; 18 mg cholesterol; 26 g sugars; 20 g added sugars; 7,157 IU vitamin A; 7 mg vitamin C; 92 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 50 mg sodium; 268 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (143% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 fat, 1 other carbohydrate, ½ starch, ½ starchy vegetable

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