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Ok, I might be stretching it a little bit when I say classic. Being vegan it is quite a bit different, ingredient-wise, than the original. Flavor-wise however, that’s where this pie shines it’s classic roots. There are no spices in this pie. That’s right. Traditional sweet potato pie is not the same as pumpkin pie, with all it’s clove, allspice and cinnamon fragrances. A traditional sweet potato pie doesn’t mask the flavor of the sweet potatoes; it makes it the star.
If you’ve only had sweet potato pies that are versions of pumpkin pie, just with a different filler, than you’re in for a treat when you have this one. The sweet potato shines in all it’s rich wonder, accentuated lightly with some brown sugar, vanilla and (non-dairy) butter. Annnnd, because I’m a northern girl, I felt compelled to add my own touch: a little bit of maple syrup (very non-traditional!). It really works though, the maple and the sweet potato; such a great pair together.
Another difference you’ll notice with this pie, versus a pumpkin pie, is the thickness of the custard batter. Pumpkin pie filling is liquid; you can pour it into the pie crust. The batter for the sweet potato pie has to be scooped out of the blender and spread into the crust. After it bakes and is chilled, it is super dense and creamy, like an ultra thick set pudding. Small slices are best with this one. They are filling!
My last recipe post was for my classic New England Pumpkin Pie. As you have probably guessed, I like the old traditional recipes. Take a look at both and see how different they are in ingredients and preparation. I think you’ll be surprised and hopefully intrigued. Having these two pies at the holiday table will be a great conversation piece. So many people consider them to be basically the same thing. Show off the unique awesomeness of each one and don’t forget….don’t tell ’em it’s vegan until after they’ve oohed and ahhed and congratulated your amazing pie making skills ;-).
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