Sweet Potato-Bourbon Tart

  • Yield: 10 servings


  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons stick margarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ounce block-style fat-free cream cheese (about 4 teaspoons)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 none large egg
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 none medium sweet potatoes (about 2 1/4 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon or 1/4 teaspoon rum extract and 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons stick margarine
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 none large eggs
  • none Cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 none large egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 400°.

Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl; beat at medium speed of a mixer until light and creamy. Add vanilla and 1 egg; beat well. Gradually add flour, beating at low speed until moist. Press mixture gently into a 5-inch circle on heavy-duty plastic wrap; cover with additional plastic wrap. Chill 1 hour.

While dough chills, bake sweet potatoes. Bake at 400° for 55 minutes or until very tender. Cool. Reduce oven temperature to 350°. Peel potatoes; place potato pulp, brown sugar, and next 8 ingredients (brown sugar through eggs) in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed of a mixer until smooth; set aside.

Roll dough, still covered, into an 11-inch circle. Remove 1 sheet of plastic wrap, and fit dough into a 9-inch tart pan coated with cooking spray. Remove top sheet of plastic wrap. Spoon potato mixture into prepared crust. Combine 2 teaspoons water and egg white, and brush edges of dough with egg white mixture. Sprinkle potato mixture with chopped pecans. Bake tart at 350° for 1 hour or until puffy and set. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 267none
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 8.5g
  • Saturated fat: 1.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Protein: 5.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 42.2g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 67mg
  • Iron: 1.6mg
  • Sodium: 225mg
  • Calcium: 47mg

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