SWEET POTATO PIE W/WALNUT CRUST....Creamy & Delicious Sweet Potato Pie Ingredients: Crust 2 cups walnuts 10 whole pitted dates 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1/8 teaspoon salt Filling 3 cups cooked, peeled sweet potatoes (about 3 medium-sized sweet potatoes) 1/2 cup softened cream cheese, room temperature (I used a raw goat cheese) 1/4 cup orange juice 1/2 cup maple syrup 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground gloves 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, 1 egg yolk Directions: Make walnut crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a 9-inch pie pan Put dates & walnuts in food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. Add melted butter. Blend until combined. Press mixture into pie pan. Bake for about 20 minutes, until light golden brown. Cool crust completely. Meanwhile, make sweet potato filling: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place cream cheese, orange juice, maple syrup, vanilla, spices& salt in bowl of food processor or blender. Blend ingredients together until smooth. Add sweet potato & blend until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time & blend until smooth. Pour filling into cooled crust. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until filling is set. Transfer pie to a wire rack to cool. Refrigerate leftovers. NOTE: Crust can be made the night before and refrigerated.