Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet potato pie

Paleo Sweet Potato Pie



  • 2 cups of almond flour, plus extra for dusting
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp butter (grass fed) or coconut oil (melted but not piercing hot)



  • 1kg sweet potato, peeled, cubed
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup/honey
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1eEgg


1.    Preheat oven to 190 degrees.2.    For the crust, combine the almond flour, salt and shredded coconut with your butter/oil and whisked egg. Once it forms a dough like consistency (you may need to add a little water depending on the humidity), kneed with your hands for a few minutes until smooth and flatten into a disk using extra flour and a rolling pin. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 15 minutes to firm up. If you leave it for longer than 30 minutes it will be tough to work with immediately, so bring it to room temperature first.

3.    Take the crust dough and roll it out on a surface and then press to the bottom of a 23cm (9 inch) pie tin, pressing it into the corners. Don’t be worried if it starts to crumble, just use your hands to press it back in. Prick the base with a fork and then put it in the oven for 10 minutes or till slightly golden.4.   For the filling, bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add the sweet potato to cook for 10-12 minutes or until potato is pierced easily with a knife. Drain and allow to cool.

5.    Put the sweet potato, coconut milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, maple syrup (or honey) into a food processor or blender and mix until it is smooth. Then crack in the egg and blitz for a further 20 seconds.

6.    Pour filling into pie crust, smooth it out to your liking and put it in the oven to bake for 45-55 minutes,or until it reaches a lovely golden crust. Allow to cool for 20 minutes before slicing.


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