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It’s not exactly pumpkin pie season, is it? For those of us that have a soft spot for pumpkin pie, that can be a pretty humbling realization. But have no fear, I’m not afraid to cheat on our behalf!

In light of cheating, I’m officially calling it Sweet Potato Pie season. Cause, why not?

Another reason this recipe rocks? (in my humble opinion anyway..) It doesn’t need to be baked; so no oven; no extra heat pumping into our kitchens!

Woot :)

No Bake Sweet Potato Pie


2 large sweet potatoes, peeled
1 can full fat coconut milk
1/2 cup water and 2 packets of unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup + 2 tbs maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
Pinch ground ginger
Pinch allspice

1 cup pecan meal
1/2 cup flax meal
5 tbs olive oil
3 tbs maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

(here is the pie before the filling has ‘set’)


Wash and peel the sweet potatoes. You may cook them anyway you choose. My method (because I was in a bit of a hurry) was to cut up the sweet potato into cubes, place them in a large glass bowl, and cover them with water. Put on high in the microwave for 15 to 20 minutes. Drain the water and mashed the sweet potatoes into a puree.

While the potatoes are cooking, work on the crust. In a medium mixing bowl, add the pecan and flax meal. Add the oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract next. It’ll be somewhat crumbly, but that’s okay. Press the batter into a glass pan, covering the bottom and sides evenly. Set aside.

In the 1/2 cup of water, dissolve the 2 packets of gelatin. In a small saucepan, heat the can of coconut until it all becomes a liquid. Add the water and gelatin. Leave on medium heat for about ten minutes, or until it slowly begins to boil. Remove from the heat.

In a large heat safe bowl, combine the coconut milk mix and the sweet potato puree. Add the maple syrup, vanilla extract, salt, and spices. Mix well.

Pour batter into the prepared crust and pan. Add pecans (or other fun adornments!) to the top of the batter. Cover the pie with saran wrap and put into the fridge. It should take about 2 hours before its completely ‘set’.

Once the pie is set, try and keep it refrigerated up until serving. It’s texture is best when its cooler.

This pie is a reason for Thanksgiving! Er, giving thanks :)

This recipe is linked to My Meatless Mondays, Just Another Meatless Monday, Tuesday at the Table, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Delicious Dishes, Tasty Tuesday, Gluten Free Wednesday, Foodie Friday, Wholesome Whole Foods, Friday Favorites, Food on Friday, Vegetarian Fridays, and Fight Back Friday.

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15 Responses to No Bake Sweet Potato Pie

  1. Stephanie says:

    I love sweet potatoes! I think any time is a good time for pie :)
    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’m gonna have to whip me up some of this and some cashew whipped “cream” to top it with. Yum!!

  2. I do love sweet potato pie, Aubree! It’s been a while since I’ve made mine, which was a traditional baked recipe. Your no-bake version looks gorgeous AND yummy! I’ve been using the microwave, stovetop, and grill as much as possible … just don’t want to turn on that oven.

    Thanks for this recipe, dear!


  3. Alisa says:

    Oh yum Aubree! This looks to die for. Seriously, I can’t wait for fall produce. I’m actually not a big summer person.

  4. Chaya says:

    In this hot weather, this is a dream to make. Who wants to turn the oven on?
    As usual, you make it attractive. Kudos.

  5. Deanna says:

    Looks delicious! I’ve never actually had a sweet potato pie. The hubby loves pumpkin pie, though. Might have to whip this up.

  6. April Harris says:

    I love that you don’t have to bake this pie, and the spices sound just wonderful – a yummy taste of Thanksgiving in August!

  7. Aubree, this sounds fabulous! My kids would totally gobble this up! They love mashed sweet potatoes!! And that crust sounds great! I get my Pecan and Almond meal from Digestive Wellness because they have the best texture of nut meals around (they specialize in items for the SCD). I just got some yellow fleshed Hannah Sweet potatoes that would probably make an interesting version of this. I will definitely have to try it out!

  8. laura says:

    Ohhhhh Aubree this looks so dang good, the crust sounds amazing too!

    Thanks for linking up to Just Another Meatless Monday-I can’t wait to see what you bring to the table next week!

  9. Linda says:

    I’ve never had sweet potato pie, but it looks wonderful. I love the fact that it’s no bake.

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  11. Melodie says:

    Holy smokes that looks tasty. My daughter chose it as her favorite looking recipe listed at the carnival. I love that it’s no-bake. The heat here today is crazy hot! Thanks for linking!!

  12. Jerri says:

    Great looking pie! Sweet potato pie is very popular where I live!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

  13. I steamed a few sweet potatoes yesterday, and no one wanted to eat them. This sweet potato pie looks like a perfect solution for my leftovers. Thanks for what looks like a great recipe!

  14. Aliya says:

    You a awesome for having this recipe. I am sorting through your blog trying to find a dessert i can make for tomorrow with the ingredients i have on hand that is dairy and gluten free. Yay. I love sweet potato pie too!

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