Silky Sweet Potato Pie (Gluten-Free)

Silky sweet potato pie with a gluten-free crust. This luscious pie recipe is dairy-free, refined sugar-free, paleo, and healthy!

Silky Sweet Potato Pie - dairy-free, refined sugar-free, grain-free, paleo, healthy

Sooooong, song of the south. . . sweet potato pie and I shut my mouth!

I told the boys I live with that every pie needs a theme song. We listened to the song by Alabama while enjoying this entire pie. Twice.


Naturally Sweetened Sweet Potato Pie with Gluten Free Crust #paleo

I have to admit, I was very proud of the fact that the boys in my house ate a full sweet potato pie in one sitting.  I’m choosing to see this as a reflection on the quality of the pie versus the wolverine-like appetite of the men.

I will say, this isn’t typical behavior for them.  They work hard, work out hard, eat meat like they will never eat again and are the healthiest boys I know. Ergo, when something sweet and deeeelicious is hanging at my house, it doesn’t necessarily get snapped up right away (least not by them…maybe just by me) the way a savory meat and veggie dish does.

In fact, the boys in my house have extremely cautious and steadfast judgment when it comes to food. Jerks.

Silky Sweet Potato Pie - dairy-free, refined sugar-free, grain-free, paleo, healthy

Yet upon finding out that this pie was gluten-free and sugar-free (it’s sweetened with honey), the boys consumed the whole thing before I could take pictures (I encouraged them to, mind you…I’m such a sweet potato pie temptress) all while giggling and bantering over the can of whipped cream.

The next day, I made a second sweet potato pie because not only is this the best pie on the planet (I’m serious), but I did need some photographs for the ol’ blog site.

True story: I’ve always found sweet potato pie to be far superior to pumpkin pie. Yams and sweet potatoes are naturally sweet, have a thick and creamy texture and more flavor than pumpkin, IMHO

Couple this with a pie crust that is wheat-less, gluten-free (and grain-free), full of fiber and protein and you’ll be singing the Song of the South alllll day long!


Silky Sweet Potato Pie - dairy-free, refined sugar-free, grain-free, paleo, healthy

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Silky Smooth Sweet Potato Pie (Gluten-Free)

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, grain free, naturally sweetened, paleo, sweet potato pie
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 1 9-inch pie
Author: Julia

Silky gluten-free sweet potato pie - dairy-free and naturally sweetened



For the Grain-Free Pie Crust

For the Sweet Potato Pie Filling


To Make the Pie Crust:

  1. Add almond flour, coconut flour, tapioca starch and salt to a food processor or KitchenAid (with whisk attachment).
  2. Pulse/mix flour until combined and any chunks are smoothed out.
  3. Begin adding oil and water one tablespoon at a time, continuing to pulse/mix between tablespoons. First, beads the size of peas should form and as you add, dough should begin coming together
  4. Once you have added all the oil and water, add the lightly beaten egg. Dough should come together in one big hunk.
  5. Take the dough in your hands and smoosh it into a ball, then form a disk.
  6. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and freeze for 1 hour, then transfer to the refrigerator. 

To Make The Pie:

  1. Poke holes in the sweet potatoes using a fork and roast for 40 to 50 minutes 400 degrees in the oven.
  2. Allow sweet potatoes to cool enough to handle. The skin should peel away from the flesh easily. Remove skin and discard.
  3. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  4. Place flesh in a blender along with the rest of the filling ingredients. Blend until completely smooth (you can also perform this step by hand by mashing the sweet potato flesh with a fork and mixing everything together in a mixing bowl).
  5. Remove pie crust from refrigerator. Roll out half of the pie crust or smoosh it with your fingers into a pie dish (use the other half for another sweet potato pie).

  6. Pour sweet potato mixture into the pie crust and smooth with a spatula.
  7. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 400 degrees then lower the temperature to 325 and bake an additional 30 minutes, until pie does not jiggle when shaken.
  8. Allow pie to cool at least one hour before serving. You can chill the pie in the refrigerator and serve it cold.

Recipe Notes

Makes one 9" pie crust, or 2 small pie crusts. I used half of the pie crust dough and made the pie thinner. To make a full 9" pie, increase the filling recipe by 50%, but use only up to 1/2 cup honey or to taste. Any more than a 1/2 cup may be too sweet.

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    1. Julia Post author

      I think you’ll love it, Anna! Sometimes it’s difficult to make naturally sweet baked goods turn out well (in my experience)..but this is one of those cases where the honey adds to the flavor and makes it come together nicely. It was the darndest thing, the boys all amped up about the sweet tater pie. Priceless!

        1. Julia Post author

          Hi Virginia, I posted that recipe in November, 2012. I don’t typically calculate the calories in my recipes, but you can plug the ingredients into a calorie counter 🙂 Let me know if you make the recipe.

    1. Julia Post author

      IIIIIIII know, right!?? I think it’s because old traditions die hard. Don’t get me wrong, I still eat some maaaad pumpkin pie, but definitely think sweet potato pie is better. Plus, I think a lot of folks don’t realize that the “pumpkin” pies they buy at the store tend to have yams in them too. 🙂

    1. Julia Post author

      I had the same take on the thinness of it. No reason so go crazy with the filling, though I’d willingly devour a ridiculously thick slice of pie, too! 🙂

    1. Julia Post author

      Thanks lady! The second pie was gone just as quickly…these things are a must-have when the weather gets cold and all you want is comfort food. Definitely a healthier alternative to some of the pie recipes out there 😉

    1. Julia Post author

      Haha! I knew this one would be right up your alley! I’m glad I have a fellow sweet potato supporter! They make such a better treat than the pumpkin. 🙂

    1. Julia Post author

      Thanks! It also took a lot of water and an egg, but I was pretty adament about keeping the oil low 😉 Glad you like it and thanks for stopping by!

    1. Julia Post author

      Thanks, lady! I have to say, I like almond/coconut flour crust better than wheat flour crust now….I find regular crusts don’t have a whole lot of flavor, even with all that butter and of course you aren’t getting any nutritional value out of them. So glad you like the recipe and let me know if you try it!! 🙂

    1. Julia Post author

      I just went and checked it out on your site! I love your take on the chili and am SO happy you made it! Thank you, thank you and enjoy!!

    1. Julia Post author

      If you like pumpkin pie, I bet you’ll love sweet potato pie! Since it’s all pureed up and mixed with yummy spices and honey, it’s different than eating a sweet potato whole and has a wonderful smooth texture in pie. Let me know if you give it a shot! 🙂

  1. Jennifer

    I made this today for Thanksgiving since my son can’t have sugar or dairy. This pie definitely need more sweetener. To me, it has no sweet taste at all. I wish I would have added some coconut sugar or something, but the batter tasted fine. It’s just that when it was baked, it was no longer sweet. I’m making a regular pie as a back up since I know none of my family members will eat this.

  2. SusieQ

    This pie was delicious and so easy to make. The crust turned out perfectly. Your directions were spot-on. I used agave instead of honey and it wasn’t super sweet. I made this for a potluck and it was a huge hit. Thank you for this recipe.

  3. Andreja

    Hi Julia, this looks delicious! Can you tell me what can I use in place of coconut flour please? More almond flour?

  4. Andrea A.

    I’ve made this pie twice now and it is a SMASH HIT with everyone who tries it. Simply amazing recipe – delish and guilt free. Thank you!!!


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