When I was invited to a holiday brunch hosted by the lovely folks at Vitamix and feedfeed to celebrate feedfeed’s amazing new Brooklyn space, I knew exactly what I wanted to create for the the event: a spiced sweet potato tart! Sweet potatoes are my spirit [root] vegetable and I eat them in some form nearly every day, and yet somehow I’ve never whipped them up into tart or pie form. (I can’t quite figure that one out, either.)
So, I swapped out pumpkin for sweet potatoes in my favorite pumpkin pie recipe, and switched up a walnut pressed crust to feature pecans (because what goes better with sweet potatoes and spice than deliciously buttery, toasted pecans?!) Along with plenty of freshly grated ginger, brown sugar, and a warming and cozy Winter Spice Seasoning courtesy of my friends at Vitamix, voila – my new favorite holiday dessert was born! It even turned out perfectly on the first try – certainly a sign that this one was meant to be 🙂
This tart isn’t only delicious, it’s also suuuuper easy to make (a requirement for this lazy baker…I don’t do complicated). The cookie-like pecan crust is a pressed crust — no dough rolling involved! — and the filling blends up into silky-smooth perfection in about 30 seconds in a high-powered blender (my trusty Vitamix Explorian of course, what else would I use? 😉 ) Needless to say this is the ONLY dessert I will be making this holiday season; cause why mess with perfection…
Check out the full recipe below and let me know if you make it!!