The Paleo Palate

Paleo Purple Yam Pie

Another one of my paleo Filipino dessert experiments that came out so good. This one is purple yam pie also called “ube halaya” in Filipino. Ube is a favorite among the pinoy desserts and I love creating new recipes around it. I brought these pies to my gym, Pink Iron, not expecting such a great reaction from the ladies. They loved them. I got a lot of requests for the recipe so here it is. 

Elana’s pantry has an amazing pie crust recipe that I really love. I just followed it and added about 3 tbsp of raw honey depending on the type of pie I’m making. I didn’t pre-bake it because I was baking the filling as well. I also used greased muffin pans instead of a single pie pan for individual serving. 
 http://www.elanaspantry.com/paleo-pie-crust/. If you have trouble viewing, I cut and pasted the recipe below.

Paleo Pie Crust
2 cups blanched almond flour
¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 egg
Place flour and salt in food processor and pulse briefly
Add coconut oil and egg and pulse until mixture forms a ball
Press dough into a 9-inch pie dish
Bake at 350° for 8-12 minutes
Makes 1 pie crust

If you wish to use this almond flour pie crust for a pie that requires baking, simply do not pre-bake it. Load it up with your filling and bake according to the recipe of your choice, or until your pie is all the way cooked through.

Purple Yam Filling
3 small to medium purple yam steamed for 30mins or until fully cooked (insert a fork in the middle of the yam, if it goes through easily, it’s done)
1/4 cup softened Kerrygold butter or any butter from grassfed cows (You can substitute with coconut oil. I used butter for the creamy taste and texture.)
1/2 can coconut cream
3 free range eggs
1/2 cup raw honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt

Pre heat oven to 350F. Peel and mash the yams. Place all ingredients in food processor and mix until puréed and creamy. Pour the yam mixture in each pie crust. Transfer in the oven and bake for 25-30 mins. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the refrigerator before frosting with coconut cream.

Coconut cream frosting
1/2 can coconut cream
1/4 cup raw honey
2 tbsp arrowroot powder diluted in 3 tbsp water 
1/4 cup coconut manna (Nutiva) also known as coconut butter (this added a rich flavor)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Bring the coconut cream to low simmer. Add the raw honey and coconut manna. When the coconut manna is fully dissolved and coming to a low simmer, add the rest of the ingredients.  The arrowroot will thicken the mixture, so remove from heat after you get a pasty consistency. Cool at room temperature then transfer to freezer. Leave in the freezer until its semi solid; about 3 hours. Whip it with a hand mixer until it forms a frosting consistency. 
You can start frosting the pies.  For more flavor, melt 2 tbsp paleo approved chocolate chips and 1/2 tsp coconut oil. Mix them then drizzle on top of the frosted pies. Have fun gobbling and sharing.

Paleo Purple Yam Pie

Another one of my paleo Filipino dessert experiments that came out so good. This one is purple yam pie also called “ube halaya” in Filipino. Ube is a favorite among the pinoy desserts and I love creating new recipes around it. I brought these pies to my gym, Pink Iron, not expecting such a great reaction from the ladies. They loved them. I got a lot of requests for the recipe so here it is.

Elana’s pantry has an amazing pie crust recipe that I really love. I just followed it and added about 3 tbsp of raw honey depending on the type of pie I’m making. I didn’t pre-bake it because I was baking the filling as well. I also used greased muffin pans instead of a single pie pan for individual serving.
http://www.elanaspantry.com/paleo-pie-crust/. If you have trouble viewing, I cut and pasted the recipe below.

Paleo Pie Crust
2 cups blanched almond flour
¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 egg
Place flour and salt in food processor and pulse briefly
Add coconut oil and egg and pulse until mixture forms a ball
Press dough into a 9-inch pie dish
Bake at 350° for 8-12 minutes
Makes 1 pie crust

If you wish to use this almond flour pie crust for a pie that requires baking, simply do not pre-bake it. Load it up with your filling and bake according to the recipe of your choice, or until your pie is all the way cooked through.

Purple Yam Filling
3 small to medium purple yam steamed for 30mins or until fully cooked (insert a fork in the middle of the yam, if it goes through easily, it’s done)
1/4 cup softened Kerrygold butter or any butter from grassfed cows (You can substitute with coconut oil. I used butter for the creamy taste and texture.)
1/2 can coconut cream
3 free range eggs
1/2 cup raw honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt

Pre heat oven to 350F. Peel and mash the yams. Place all ingredients in food processor and mix until puréed and creamy. Pour the yam mixture in each pie crust. Transfer in the oven and bake for 25-30 mins. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the refrigerator before frosting with coconut cream.

Coconut cream frosting
1/2 can coconut cream
1/4 cup raw honey
2 tbsp arrowroot powder diluted in 3 tbsp water
1/4 cup coconut manna (Nutiva) also known as coconut butter (this added a rich flavor)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Bring the coconut cream to low simmer. Add the raw honey and coconut manna. When the coconut manna is fully dissolved and coming to a low simmer, add the rest of the ingredients. The arrowroot will thicken the mixture, so remove from heat after you get a pasty consistency. Cool at room temperature then transfer to freezer. Leave in the freezer until its semi solid; about 3 hours. Whip it with a hand mixer until it forms a frosting consistency.
You can start frosting the pies. For more flavor, melt 2 tbsp paleo approved chocolate chips and 1/2 tsp coconut oil. Mix them then drizzle on top of the frosted pies. Have fun gobbling and sharing.

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