Time for another recipe! I made these for Thanksgiving a few years ago, and will be making them again this Thanksgiving (except as mini pumpkin pies). I actually garnished them with mini marshmallows which I then toasted in the oven rather than the half-cranberry the recipe calls for. I also used store-bought unbaked pie crusts and cut circles out with a circle cookie cutter rather than dividing the dough into balls as the recipe states to do. Step-by-step photos are available on my old blog.
Mini Sweet Potato Pies (from Allrecipes)
- 3/4 pound sweet potato, peeled and diced
- 1 (9 inch) refrigerated pie crust
- 3/4 cup evaporated skim milk
- 2 egg whites
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 cup halved cranberries (optional)
- Place the sweet potato in a saucepan with just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until fork tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and mash with a fork or potato masher.
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Divide the pie crust into 24 small balls. Press them into the cups of two 12 cup mini muffin pans to make tartlet shells. Set aside.
- Spoon the sweet potato into a blender or food processor, and add the evaporated milk, egg whites, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Puree until smooth. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of this mixture into each tart shell.
- Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into one of the tarts comes out clean. Cool in the pans over a wire rack. Garnish each tart with a cranberry half before serving.