WHAT YOU NEED

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (approximately 2 cups)
  • 1/ 2 cup brown sugar 
  • 1/3 cup Ontario whipping cream 
  • 2 tbsp white sugar 
  • 1/4 cup unsalted Ontario butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon 
  • 1/2 tsp dry ginger 
  • 1/2 tsp allspice 
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg 
  • 1 tbsp vanilla 
  • 1 large egg 
  • ½ cup whole pecans 
  • 1 tsp orange zest (optional) 
  • 18 pre-made tart shells 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Pre-bake tart shells as directed on box. Set aside.
  • Bake or boil sweet potatoes until soft. If you're short on time, you can boil them, but if you have time, try baking the sweet potato instead to keep all of the flavour.  
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Peel the sweet potatoes and mash them in a large bowl. As they become smooth, add in melted butter, cream, vanilla, spices, sugar and a dash of orange zest. Mash all together to combine, taste, and adjust sweetness to your liking).
  • Beat one egg and mix into the sweet potato mix.
  • Arrange shells on baking sheet and add a scoop of sweet potato mixture to each shell. Mixture should be level with the top of the shells. Finally, top each pie with a few pecans. 
  • Bake for about 25- 30 minutes at 350°F (177°C). 
  • Let cool and enjoy! 

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