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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free ginger snaps in this dish.

 

"Oh so good to eat,
knock me off my feet,
Sweet Potato Pie!"
-From the poem Sweet Potato Pie by Kiera R. Lewis From the poem Sweet Potato Pie by Kiera R. Lewis

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Sweet potato pie is a great dessert especially at the holidays. These tarts are perfect for your Thanksgiving or holiday meal.

Those with Celiac disease can use the Mi-Del gluten free ginger snaps for this recipe. They work great.

Sweet Potatoes and Yams

Sweet potatoes are not yams. What is marketed in the U.S. as a sweet potato is usually a potato with a pale skin and creamy yellow flesh. These are closely related to russet potatoes and are drier and not very sweet.

What is usually sold as a yam in the U.S. is actually the darker skinned sweet potato. The thick orange skin is tough and fibrous and the flesh is moist and also has a rich orange color.

1 cup yams: 177 calories; 0g fat; 0mg cholesterol; 13mg sodium; 42g carbohydrate; 6g fiber; 1g sugars; 2g protein; 4% RDA Vitamin A; 43% RDA Vitamin C; 3% RDA Calcium; 4% RDA Iron; 4mcg Vitamin K


 

Sweet Potato Tarts



Servings = 12 | Serving size =1 tart

Cooking Time = 120 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.

This recipe keeps well, refrigerated, 2-3 days.

4 quarts water
20 ounces sweet potato
4 ounces ginger snaps or gluten-free ginger snaps
1 Tbsp maple syrup
3/4 cup 2% milk
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 Tbsp granulated Splenda or Z-sweet
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
2 large eggs (separated)

Sweet Potato Pie Tarts
Preheat the oven to 325F.

Place the water in a large pot over high heat.

Add the sweet potato and when the water comes to a boil reduce to simmer.

Cook the potato for about 40 minutes until a knife slips easily into the center.

Remove to a paper towel and let cool.

While the potato is cooking, place the ginger snaps in a food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until they are medium-sized crumbs.

Pulse the processor blade while drizzling in the maple syrup.

Line a standard size muffin tin with 12 muffin papers (preferably foil papers).

Distribute the ginger snap mixture evenly between the muffin papers and pat down gently.

Place the pan in the oven and cook for ten minutes. Remove from the oven.

Mash the sweet potato until smooth.

Whisk in the milk, nutmeg, Zsweet, vanilla extract, salt and egg yolks.

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.

Gently fold the egg whites into the sweet potato mixture.

Scoop the batter into the muffin cups and bake for 40 minutes.

Let cool and then chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 1 tart

Servings = 12

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 119 Calories from Fat 20
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 3%
    Saturated Fat <1g 3%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
    Sugars 4g  
Protein 2g  
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 3% Iron 10%
Vitamin K 1 mcg Potassium 447 mg
Magnesium 12 mg