Saturday, June 27, 2015


I know cauliflower crusts are all the rage today but sweet potatoes make a great crust too!  I did dehydrate the crust but you could certainly put this in the oven too.  (I will give specific oven instructions below.)  This yielded a slightly sweet and crunchy crust that will delight all tastebuds. EQUIPMENT: food processor


3 cups of grated sweet potato
2 Tbsp of chia seeds mixed with 6 Tbsp of water 
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 large scallions (white and light green parts only) chopped
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp fine sea salt


1.)  Mix chia seeds with water and stir well to set aside.  Meanwhile, grate sweet potato on box grater or using the grater disc on food processor.  Add to food processor along with everything else and process until well combined.  It's ok if you still have larger pieces of scallion or sweet potato not thoroughly processed.  

2.)  You'll then want to put dough onto a teflex lined dehydrator tray and form into a circle about 10-12 inches in diameter and a 1/2-inch thick.  I formed it like a deep dish pizza crust almost pushing up the sides and keeping it a bit thinner in the middle.  I then dehydrated at 145 degrees for a half hour and then turned it down to 115 for about 20 hours. *Please note, it came out very crunchy!  The reason for doing so is when you spread your pesto, sauce, etc it will soften the dough a bit.  So just like a real pizza it's a bit "doughy" with a crust that still has crunch!

*If using an oven it's very important to let the crust dry out a bit first before putting into the oven.  I would form it into a circle as stated above and let sit in the fridge for a few hours if not overnight.  Too much water will not yield a crunchy crust!  Additionally, if you do not have a cookie sheet that can accommodate the above dimensions simply make two pies that are 6-inches in diameter on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  After it has dried out I would bake it at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes and then 400 degrees for however long it takes to achieve the crunchiness you desire.  My guess would be another 20-30 minutes but keep checking!  Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!

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