Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

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Perfect Thanksgiving Paleo Pie is the only thing I really need to say about this.  This pie turned out absolutely amazing and rivals most traditional sweet potato pies I used to love to eat.  This will be accompanying me to a non Paleo Retirement party today so let the mission begin of showing people what kind of amazing food you can make with fresh all natural in season foods.  Well I hope you all enjoy and please let me know your verdict once tried. :)
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5.0 from 3 reviews
Sweet Potato Pecan Pie
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Serves: 8
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Wash your sweet potatoes whole and then pat dry. Poke a few holes in the skin with a fork
  3. Place on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet and bake for 45-60 minutes or until they are fork tender, remove them from the oven and let them cool
  4. While they are cooling, you are going to make your crust
  5. Place all crust ingredients in a bowl and using a hand mixer mix well
  6. Once mixed you want to add in the ice water 1 tablespoon at a time and continue to mix until you get a nice dough that doesn't stick to your hands
  7. Now take your crust and press it into a pregreased, parchment paper lined 9 inch cake pan
  8. Now take your sweet potatoes and remove the skin and mash them in a bowl
  9. Add your coconut milk, banana, egg yolks, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, and salt and using a hand mixer or whisk mix well get a nice and smooth filling
  10. Now spoon your mixture into your pie crust spreading evenly
  11. Top with your toasted chopped pecans and drizzle the 1 Tbsp of maple syrup over the top if you like
  12. Bake in the preheated oven on a cookie sheet for 45-55 minutes or until the internal temperature of the filling is anywhere from 160-180 degrees fahrenheit

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  1. This is awesome. I made this for a group on non-paleo people and they all absolutely loved it. I was a bit concerned I may have bitten off more than I could chew when I first looked at the recipe but it was actually not as difficult as it first seemed and I was so happy with the results! Thank you!

  2. Loved this! Made it just like the recipe and really enjoyed it. Thanks! :)

  3. Yum!! This looks amazing! Thank you for sharing!

  4. This looks amazing!!! And I can actually eat it!! :D

  5. George,

    Is there any significance to the sheep’s milk?

  6. paleodude says:

    Could coconut manna be substituted for yogurt? I read the suggestion below about using the meat from coconut water, but I haven’t found any coconut milk with anything beyond minimal amounts of meat.

  7. yum this looks amazing!

  8. Carriev58 says:

    I find with a lot of the Paleo baked goods, greasing the pan as well as adding a piece of parchment paper to the bottom will help to keep the crusts/breads from sticking. Don’t forget to grease the parchment as well.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Thanks heaps George!! I will defo be trying this :))

  10. You don't need the sheeps milk yogurt, you can use goats milk, or you can open a can of coconut milk and use the meat not the water

  11. Anonymous says:

    Did anyone come up with an alternative for sheeps milk yoghurt?

  12. Your welcome Virginia. I had to grease the crap out of my pan to allow the crust to come out with the pie. Sorry it wasn't your favorite.

  13. Well, the system just swallowed my comment…

    Anyway, I enjoyed the pie, but it wasn't popular at all at the potluck. Maybe it's not the right season for sweet potato pie?

    I also had a problem with the crust – it wouldn't stay attached to the filling. Maybe I needed a thicker layer of grease, but I really had to pry the crust from the pan.

    I think if I were to make this again, I would just make the filling as a casserole with the nuts mixed in and on top. Thanks for the recipe!

  14. Virginia how was it

  15. I made this last night for a potluck today. All the parts tasted great, but I don't know yet how the overall pie will be received. I know I'll like it!

  16. You are most welcome Tasha, let me know how you like it

  17. I am so making this! Tomorrow is the 1st so I am headed to the grocery store. After eating the dregs of crap I have had left these past few days, this is going to be a welcome treat for us all! Thanks!

  18. shanezgirl says:

    Thank you! You just got me excited for Thanksgiving!

  19. I can't wait to make this!!! But I'm gonna have to…until I get paid this week, lol Seriously, though- this looks amazing!

  20. Faye @ "GreenOrganicMama.com" says:

    OMG, George. This looks AMAZING! I think this is going to be our new favorite holiday pie!

    Thank you for sharing this :)

  21. I've never tried the traditional pecan pie (all pies are way too sweet for my liking) but this recipe looks so promising! Can I sub the yogurt with coconut milk/coconut butter and use all coconut flour for the crust instead all almond flour? what do you think?

  22. Pretty In Primal says:

    I'm in trouble now! This looks amazing!!

  23. Curt I am, my name is @Cookingcaveman

  24. I just looked around, and I tweeted this recipe.

    Are you not on Twitter? Lots of traffic to be had from active tweeting. I was going to follow.

  25. That sounds amazing. I love pecan pie, but I've never seen this combination. Even the crust sounds awesome!

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