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.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell.com, December 2016


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Tightly wrap sweet potatoes in foil and place on a baking sheet. Roast until very tender, about 1 1/4 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.)

  • Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

  • 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.

  • Clean and dry the food processor work bowl. Peel the sweet potatoes and transfer to the food processor. Puree until smooth. Measure out 1 1/2 cups (if you have extra puree, reserve it for another use). Return the 1 1/2 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.

  • 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 Facts

238.9 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 36.6g 12% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 1.9g 8% DV; sugars 26.3g; fat 9.2g 14% DV; saturated fat 3.7g 19% DV; cholesterol 18.3mg 6% DV; vitamin a iu 7156.6IU 143% DV; vitamin c 7.1mg 12% DV; folate 2.8mcg 1% DV; calcium 91.8mg 9% DV; iron 0.6mg 3% DV; magnesium 12.5mg 5% DV; potassium 267.8mg 8% DV; sodium 50.4mg 2% DV; thiaminmg 4% DV; added sugar 20g.