I had this maple sugar hanging around in the cupboard. I had bought it to make some Mennonite cookies and it just never happened so I decided to figure out how to use it and I thought that maple sugar and sweet potatoes sounded like a great combination and they were indeed.
The maple sugar can be ordered online at the King Arthur Flour website, if you can\’t find it locally. Its worth worth the extra effort and cost to find it.
4 cups sweet potato, peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces (About two med/large)
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup Maple Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Tbsp Earth Balance Spread or butter
2 Tbsp Corn Starch
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground Ginger
1/4 tsp Nutmeg, freshly grated
1/4 tsp Allspice
1/8 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Sweetened Coconut – Optional, but very yummy.
Boil the sweet potatoes in salted water until they slip off a knife when skewered
In a mixer, combine the cooked sweet potato, coconut milk, Earth Balance, vanilla extract, maple sugar, corn starch, cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, allspice and salt. Mix until smooth. Fold in the coconut at the end if desired.
Pour it into your pie crust and put into a 400 degree oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the crust is browning on the edges. Remove and let it cool completely before serving.