Sunday, January 20, 2013

Moni's Vegan Sweet potato pie experiment

My dear Chaminde Alum sister Moni is allergic to eggs and dairy. She got a share of sweet potatoes and tried converting my sweet potato pie recipe into dairy and egg free, it didn't turn out quite right. So here it is for you, sistah! I am calling this my Moni's Vegan Sweet Potato Pie!

You will see that I only put 1/2 cup of brown sugar in the pictures, however it really should increase to 1 cup instead. The sweet potatoes are not very sweet. I guess it's 1°F outside, we are in the middle of the winter, there is not good vegetable around. I would adjust the sugar to your taste, depending on the quality of the sweet potatoes you can get. 

There is no egg in this recipe. By accident, I found that egg replacement product is actually mainly cornstarch and tapioca flour, so well... why do I want to pay over $5 for a box when I can get tapioca flour for about $2.00 a bag. The tapioca flour here helps jell the watery content from the tofu, since I am using a silken soft tofu, I don't have to add any liquid at all. It's almost fat free. (You still get fat from the crust and tofu). I would not recommend using cornstarch. Tapioca is almost tasteless without interfering with flavor of the main ingredient.

Oh Moni is a blogger too, check out her blog and her Foodie Forever

Moni's Vegan Sweet Potato Pie
1 ready made vegan pie crust - defrosted
2 cup mashed sweet potato (about 2 large root)
3/4-1 cup packed brown sugar
1 box silken soft tofu
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp clove
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
In a blend or food processor, combine mashed sweet potato and sugar
Add tofu, the spices and 1/4 cup tapioca flour
Blend well together
Pour the custard in to the prepared pan
 Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour till the center is set. Test by inserting a toothpick in the center and it should come out clean
 Cool completely before serving.  If you want to serve this a la mode, I would recommend place  a slice of pie on a plate, then microwave for 30-45 sec to warm up. For some reason it is very hard to cut this pie hot/warm. Serve with your choice of non-dairy frozen dessert.
 Serve 8



  1. Replies
    1. Hope wifey is off shopping and baking for ya!! We may have to vegan banana cream pie next :)

  2. Yummo! Mahalo much my friend. I need to run to the store and pick up some ingredients this week!

    1. You are very welcome... Keep those request coming. Fun for me to do :)