Brown Sugar-Sweet Potato Tarts

Sweet potato is a tasty twist to pumpkin. Eye-catching tarts are a fun addition to the dessert table.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 8

Ingredients

Pastry

2 2/3
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon salt
1
cup shortening
7
to 8 tablespoons cold water

Filling

1
can (23 oz) sweet potatoes, drained and 2 tablespoons syrup reserved
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
3
eggs, beaten
1 1/2
teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup evaporated milk
Whipped topping or whipped cream, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. In large bowl, mix flour and 1 teaspoon salt. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle with cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost cleans side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons more water can be added if necessary).
  • 2 Divide pastry in half. Roll each half into 13-inch rounds. Using individual 4 1/2-inch foil tart pan as a guide and cutting 1/2 inch wider all the way around, cut each pastry round into 4 (5-inch) rounds. Fit pastry rounds in bottom and just up to top edge of 8 individual 4 1/2-inch foil tart pans. Place tart pans on large cookie sheet. Bake tart shells 3 to 4 minutes or until dry; cool.
  • 3 Cut pastry scraps into small leaf shapes or other fall shapes. Place cutouts on another cookie sheet; sprinkle with small amount of granulated sugar if desired. Bake 6 to 7 minutes or until golden brown; cool.
  • 4 In food processor, place sweet potatoes and 2 tablespoons reserved syrup. Cover and process until smooth. Spoon into large bowl. Add brown sugar, eggs, pumpkin pie spice and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Beat with wire whisk until smooth. Stir in evaporated milk. Pour into partially baked tart shells.
  • 5 Reduce oven temperature to 375°F. Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Remove from pans. Place on individual dessert plates. Garnish with pastry leaves and whipped topping.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Tart
    Calories
    620
    (
    Calories from Fat
    270),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    30g
    30%
    (Saturated Fat
    8g,
    8%
    Trans Fat
    4 1/2g
    4 1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    85mg
    85%;
    Sodium
    540mg
    540%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    78g
    78%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    40g
    40%
    ),
    Protein
    10g
    10%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    230%;
    Vitamin C
    8%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    5
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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