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Sweet Potato Pie for 1


Wonderful dessert for the holiday season.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Dessert
  • 1 sweet potato, baked for 60 minutes at 375 degrees
  • 1 pie crust, unbaked, per type
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup flour (wheat or spelt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon anise
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum - if using spelt flour
  • 3/4 cup nut halves per type
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot, per type
  • 1 teaspoon molasses or maple syrup
How to make it:
  1. Prepare unbaked regular or wheat free pie crust according to type.
  2. Mash 2 cups cooked sweet potatoes in 1/2 cup water.
  3. Mix in 1/4 cup honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract, salt, flour, coriander, and anise.
  4. If using spelt flour, add xantham gum.
  5. Pour the mashed potatoes in the unbaked pie crust.
  6. Arrange nut halves on top.
  7. Combine 2 Tablespoons honey, molasses or maple syrup, 1/2 cup water, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract and bring to a boil in saucepan.
  8. Combine 2 Tablespoons water and cornstarch or arrowroot.
  9. While liquids are boiling, add the cornstarch or arrowroot and water, stirring constantly.
  10. Remove from heat and dribble over top of pie.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Honey1 N N N A N N N A
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N
Potato (Sweet)2 ,3 A N B B B B B N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pecan/Pecan Butter1 ,2 N N N N N N N N
Walnut (English)1 ,2 B B B B N B B B

Additive Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Arrowroot- N N N N N N N N
Cornstarch3 N A A A A A A A

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Vanilla- N N N N N N N A
Anise- N N A A N N N N
Coriander- N N N N N N N N

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Wheat (White Flour Products)2 ,3 ,4 N A N A N A A A
Spelt (whole)2 ,3 ,4 N N B N B N N A

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Almond Extract1 ,2 N N A A A A N N
Molasses- B N N N N N N N
Maple Syrup- N N N A N N N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which are known to be common allergens.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Aug 19, 2011 at 06:17 PM By: Joe