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Mini Sweet Potato Tarts

Delicious gluten-free, vegan take on sweet potato pie.


Sweet potatoes are highly nutritious! They are rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals and have been proven to aid with a healthy immune system, gut, vision, reproductive system, heart, and kidneys ๐Ÿ˜


These sweet potato tarts are a tasty holiday season dessert ๐Ÿ˜‹


Recipe:


Crust:

1 cup pecans

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1 tablespoon coconut oil , melted

pinch sea salt


Filling:

1 large sweet potato, diced

2 to 4 tablespoons coconut milk

2 tbsp coconut oil , melted

3/4 cup Medjool dates , pitted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice


Coconut Whipped Cream Topping:

1 can coconut cream or milk (refrigerate overnight)

1.5 tbsp pure maple syrup

1/2 tsp vanilla extract


-Steam the diced sweet potato for 10 mins, until tender. Then set aside.

-Line a muffin tin with 9 parchment cups, and set aside.

-In a food processor, combine the pecans, maple syrup, coconut oil, and sea salt together. Pulse until mixture turns into crumbles. -Scoop the dough evenly into the 9 parchment cups and use a spoon to press down and form a crust for each cup.

-Place the pan in the fridge to set while you prepare the filling.

-For the filling, place 1 heaping cup of the steamed sweet potato in the food processor and blend until smooth.

-Add 2 tbsp coconut milk and the rest of the filling ingredients, blend until smooth. Add more milk if needed to get a smooth texture.

-Remove the crusts from the fridge, and spoon the batter evenly into the 9 cups. Smooth the tops, then place in the freezer to set (at least 2 hrs, although best if overnight)


-To make the coconut cream topping, take the can of coconut milk/cream and scoop out the hardened part into a mixing bowl.

-Add maple syrup and vanilla and mix with a handheld mixer until smooth. (if you don't have a mixer, blend in a food processor)

-When you're ready to serve, top with coconut whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice

-Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜Š


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