Coconut-Gingersnap Sweet Potato Pie

Coconut-Gingersnap Sweet Potato Pie

Recipe Rating: 3.46532
Serves 12
Roasted sweet potatoes transform into a wonderfully sweet pie with subtle coconut flavor. The gingersnap crust is easy to make and adds an intense punch of flavor to each bite.
  • For the Filling
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 2 large)
  • 3/4 cup canned coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • For the Crust
  • 1 1/4 cup ground gingersnap cookies (about 25 cookies)
  • 1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Prick sweet potatoes with a fork and place on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake until very tender, about 1 hour. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.

Meanwhile, to make the crust, stir together gingersnaps, coconut and butter in a medium bowl until moistened and well combined. Press mixture into and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish. Bake about 15 minutes or until golden. Let cool slightly.

To finish making the filling, peel roasted potatoes and transfer flesh to the bowl of a food processor. Discard skins. Process until potatoes are puréed. Add coconut milk, brown sugar, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and process until evenly combined and very smooth. 

Pour sweet potato filling into crust and bake about 50 minutes or until just set in center of pie. Let cool to room temperature on a wire rack. Serve or chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 260 calories (100 from fat), 11g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 55mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 36g carbohydrates, (3 g dietary fiber, 21g sugar), 4g protein.
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