Purple Sweet Potato Pie
You’ve never seen sweet potato pie like this before. Made with naturally purple sweet potatoes—no food coloring needed!—this classic dessert has a whole new look but the same great taste of the original. Purple sweet potatoes (look for North Carolina-grown Stokes Purple) are a bit starchier and a little less sweet than regular sweet potatoes, which makes for a creamier, more subtle filling. We also added coconut milk to the filling for even more delicate sweetness. Top the pie with a cloud of whipped cream and a sprinkling of toasted coconut flakes for a pretty presentation.
To make mashed sweet potatoes: Wrap unpeeled sweet potatoes individually in aluminum foil. Arrange on a baking sheet, and bake at 400°F for 1 hour. Let cool 15 minutes. Remove and discard sweet potato skins. Process sweet potato flesh in a food processor until smooth, about 1 minute.