15 servings (serving size: 2 tarts)

Pierce each sweet potato a few times with a fork, place in a pie plate with two tablespoons water, cover loosely with wax paper, and microwave at high five minutes or until tender.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Combine sweet potato, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and salt, stirring well.

Step 3

Combine pecans, brown sugar, syrup, vanilla, and egg white, stirring well.

Step 4

Spoon about 1 teaspoon sweet potato mixture into each phyllo shell, spreading to edges. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon pecan mixture over sweet potato mixture. Place filled shells on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Ratings & Reviews

karenfar's Review

November 28, 2011
I made these for Thanksgiving. They're pretty easy (my husband filled the shells) and the flavor is great. I baked them in mini muffin tins and that was mistake because the shells didn't stay crisp. When storing, keep uncovered or they get soggy.

SillyCow's Review

June 16, 2013
Surprisingly easy to both make and assemble - baking time is not long either... all in all, a fantastic dessert (and quite impressive) that is no sweat to put together. I should mention that I rarely ever even make dessert, and I STILL thought this was a cinch!!! Everyone loved them; will definitely make again.

jgcookin's Review

December 29, 2012
This are fantastic...yummy!

SSilveira's Review

November 17, 2012

Gergely's Review

January 22, 2012

JBo1982's Review

November 12, 2011

deedee97's Review

October 07, 2011
I made these for work last year and everyone wanted the recipe. Making them AGAIN this weekend. This is one of my favorite fall stand bys!

carolinablonde's Review

November 26, 2010
We served these as part of our appetizers for Thanksgiving and they were a hit! So delicious and easy to make as well.

epettifor's Review

December 17, 2008
Made these for my holiday party and they were a hit! Were VERY easy to make even for the first time and have great presentation - they got lots of rave reviews. I added a tiny bit of cream to the sweet potato mix and it was delicious. I also used light corn syrup and it turned out fine.

snuggs480's Review

November 15, 2008
it's easy and everyone loved it!