:: Agave Sweet Potato Pie ::

November 22nd, 2012 § 0 comments

Happy Thanksgiving, Fam! I hope everyone is taking this time to enjoy family and friends and especially good food! Here at Katori’s Kitchen, I wanted to share a remix on a down-home Southern Thanksgiving favorite–the sweet potato pie.

I don’t know about y’all, but though TDay can be amazing, every year it’s often the start to a 5-7 pound weight gain for me that rolls through Christmas straight into the New Year. And since my New Year’s resolution this year is NOT to make any resolutions (i.e. the #1 rez LOSE WEIGHT!), I’ve decided to be proactive and create a healthier version of a dish I can’t do without. I’m calling it Agave Sweet Potato Pie.

 Instead of using an entire cup of brown sugar, I’ve reduced it to 1/4 and replaced the rest with 1/2 cup of blue agave sweetener (473 calories). Though together with the reduced brown sugar amount, the calorie count equals 682 only 200 calories less than 1 cup of brown sugar, the agave is definitely a healthier substitute. With its low glycemic index, it’s a much safer dessert for family members dealing with diseases like diabetes or hyperglycemia. Cutting out the half stick of butter knocks out another 400 calories. Replacing whole milk with low-fat Carnation cooking milk knocks out 5 grams of fat.  My usual pie serving is 410 calories with 18 grams of fat. This one? 330 calories and 12 grams of fat. Hey, every bit counts ;)

:: Agave Sweet Potato Pie ::

Ingredients:

3 medium sized sweet potatoes (boiled till soft)

1/2 cup of blue agave sweetener

2 eggs

1 teaspoon of baking powder

2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour

1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) of brown sugar

1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 cup of evaporated lowfat milk

1 9″ inch deep dish pie crust

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2) Remove skins from boiled sweet potatoes

3) Mix sweet potatoes, adding the blue agave sweetener, eggs, baking powder, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, ground nutmeg, cinnamon, and evaporated lowfat milk. Electronic hand mixers are amazing, y’all!!

4) Pour mixture into an oven-warmed pie crust

5) Cook for 40 minutes.

6 ) Serves 8. Enjoy!!

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