Sweet Potato Pie with Chocolate Hazelnut Crust
This recipe comes from Black Girl Baking: Wholesome Recipes Inspired by a Soulful Upbringing by Jerrelle Guy
A treat that is well worth the effort
Nothing is quite like a slice of homemade pie! Sweet potatoes and pie may make you think of Thanksgiving but, trust us, this recipe is the perfect treat for any celebration. And it is perfect for the person who likes dessert that isn’t too sweet. The hazelnut chocolate crust gives this a rich chocolatey vibe that works so amazingly well with sweet potato.
In our family, we like our sweet potato pies a little bit spicier so we added a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice.
Dairy & gluten-free!
If you are dairy or gluten-free you know the struggle of swapping ingredients in dessert recipes. One of the best parts of this recipe is it’s already dairy-free and gluten-free! Which also makes it the perfect pie for sharing with family and friends.
We love Jerelle Guy’s recipes, her blog and her book Black Girl Baking. She took a different spin on one of her family’s recipes by swapping out the traditional pie crust with this life changing chocolate hazelnut crust.
She also uses oat milk which is ideal for baking since it is creamier than other plant-based milks. Willa’s Barista Oat Milk has an exceptionally creamy texture because it contains organic, non-GMO sunflower oil. Unlike some plant-based milk brands, we steer clear of rapeseed oil and only use high-quality ingredients. To learn more, check out our blog about the oil in oat milk.
Make sure to plan ahead so the pie can chill in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. We also recommend adding shaved dark chocolate for the perfect topping!
For more recipes by Jerrelle Guy check out her blog www.chocolateforbasil.com
For more dairy-free desserts, try our Pumpkin Pie or Coconut Buttercream Frosted Cupcakes