Sweet Potato Tart
- Pastry dough:
- 4 1/2 cups flour
- 12 ounces cold diced butter
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3/4 to 1 cup ice water
- 2 cups cooked sweet potatoes, peeled, boiled, drained, and mashed
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 orange, juiced
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 ounces unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
- Cinnamon Whipped Cream:
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon sugar
In a food processor, combine the flour, butter, and salt, and pulse until the mixture is very coarse. Pour the flour/butter into a large bowl and add the ice water. Pour out onto a clean, flat surface into a large log. Using the palm of your hand, gently push and pull the mixture to form it into a dough.
Do not knead, you are just slightly manipulating it. Form into a disc and wrap. Chill. Roll out on floured surface and place in greased 9-inch tart pan. Blind bake tart shell for 10 minutes in a 350 degree F oven.
In a mixing bowl, combine sweet potato puree, eggs, sugar, orange juice, heavy cream, butter, and spiced thoroughly. Pour sweet potato mixture into tart shell and return to 350 degree F oven and bake for 25 minutes or until center is set. Let cool.
Whip cream, cinnamon, and sugar to desired consistency.
Recipe courtesy of Tanya Holland