Coconut Crusted Sweet Potato Tart

March 12, 2011
Coconut Crusted Sweet Potato Tart


Author Notes: I took my three of favorite foods, sweet potatoes, chocolate and coconut and mixed the three together to form one of the most unusual yet delicious dishes yet. It's considered a holiday tart, but also works as a great summer tart too because it's not too heavy and it works for parties, outdoor events or a simple weeknight dinner.McClees

Serves: 8-10

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2.5 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 12 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup cold water

The Filling

  • 2 large regular sweet potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • dashes salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • dashes more of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla bean paste ( optional)
  • 1 2/3 cups goat's milk or half and half
In This Recipe

Directions

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