Sweet Potato Tart

Sweet Potato Tart

This harvest season pie makes a perfect dessert for a holiday dinner. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a shaving of fresh nutmeg.

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 egg
2 tablespoons finely chopped toasted pecans
1 17-ounce can sweet potatoes in light syrup
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 egg whites
1/2 cup milk

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. For crust, in mixer bowl combine flour, brown sugar, butter, egg and pecans. Mix at medium speed of electric mixer until crumbly. Press mixture onto bottom and along sides of 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Drain sweet potatoes, reserving 1/4 cup syrup. Using food processor, process potatoes until mashed. Combine potatoes and yogurt, the tablespoon of flour, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. Stir in egg whites, milk and 1/4 cup reserved syrup, blend well. Pour sweet potato mixture into crust. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F. and continue baking for 50-60 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely before cutting into wedges to serve.
Serves 8.

Wine suggestion: Serve with a chilled late-harvest Riesling.

Nutrition Facts
Calories 330 calories
Protein 6 grams
Fat 8 grams
Saturated Fat 2 grams
Sodium 140 milligrams
Cholesterol 35 milligrams
Carbohydrates 60 grams

Thanks to the National Pork Board for this recipe.

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